ADDRESSING EDUCATIONAL INEQUITIES
As students return to classrooms, it will be critical to provide individualized academic and social-emotional supports so every student can develop to their full potential. The pandemic has exacerbated the disparities in education and while some students have found success in a remote learning environment, others have fallen behind. Our schools must provide the resources and strategies necessary to help every student reach their highest level of achievement.
IMPROVING EQUITY AND INCLUSION
We are a diverse school district representing 86 native languages spoken. Like the rest of our country, Everett students and families of color are struggling with disparities in educational achievement and persistent systemic racism. I’m committed to reforming our schools to identify and dismantle obstacles to equality so every student has the opportunity to succeed and feels safe and welcomed in our schools.
PROVIDING CAREER PATHWAYS
We need to ensure every diploma earned reflects a high level of academic rigor and is relevant in today’s workforce. As the job market shifts and a higher level of education is required to enter well-paying positions, our graduates must have the knowledge and skills to be successful in their next step whether it’s college, technical training, or directly into the workforce. Our high schools need to provide robust and applicable career pathway programs so every student can make a successful transition toward their next goal.