As your next Lee Hill District School Board member, we as a district need to hit the ground running to get rid of the political agendas and get things back to where our representatives all communicate with each other. To do this, I have met with 5 of the current school board members (Kirk Twigg, Baron Braswell, Dawn Shelley, Erin Grampp and Lorita Daniels). Additionally meetings occurred with most of the school division department heads along with various staff at most levels within the system.
The plan once elected is to expand on these meetings. Invitations will be sent to every person who will be on the school board effective January 2022. These meetings will be coffee/lunch type of meetings to find out what common issues we can start working on together. Additionally, the plan is to once again meet with those department heads and other various staff. I plan on going on tours of every facility that children of the Lee Hill District use. Additionally, all of the support facilities that keep our system moving.
Invitations will be sent to every person who will be serving on the Board of Supervisors in 2022. The rift between our Supervisors and School Board members needs to go away. We need a county government that is working as one, just focusing on what is best for our kids.
I have already announced the public listening session in December of 2021 to get ready for the transition. During the campaign, most of the conversations have been mini job interviews with constituents. This December meeting will be different. I won’t be in office, so there won’t be any information to share. This meeting will strictly be about listening to your ideas you would like to see considered by the board and any concerns you will want me to look into.
There will be periodic constituent meetings throughout my tenure on the board. In person meetings and dialogue is something we have been lacking the past 4 years. We need to get back to public access to our representative.
Finally, I promise that my phone number will be on the school website so you can call me if an issue comes up.
We need to actually have a representative that will communicate with all parties involved in educating our children at every level from the parent, school staff, county and state government.
If you have any questions, please call or email me. I would love to set up a time to sit down with you. I generally don’t respond to Facebook comments.