It is my pleasure to be seeking reelection to the District 10 seat on the Kansas State Board of Education in the upcoming election. I am committed more today than ever to the State Board’s vision that “Kansas lead the world in the success of each student.”

During the last four years, I have had the opportunity to listen to and act on the messages that parents, teachers and the business community have shared with me about the future of education in our state. Kansans tell me that education needs to place equal value on helping students attain academic and nonacademic skills in order to be successful in the workforce, and I am working toward those goals.

I will continue to stand for high academic standards, rigorous state assessments, highly qualified teachers and school leaders, as well as strong protections for the safety of all students. There are many challenges and issues before our state. I have consistently provided strong leadership to seek solutions that solve problems and bring people together.

I hope you will support me in my efforts to ensure the success of every student in Kansas.