for Seattle Schools
Seattle School Board
Director District #5
I have the
commitment, experience, and common sense to effectively work with my
colleagues and community to ensure a true collaborative and equitable
approach. I ask for your vote.
I will be accountable for my results, not my hard work.
Thank you to all who supported and advised me and to all who voted for me. Joanna.
- Schools must nurture the academic, social, emotional, and physical success of every student.
- Teachers make the difference. Classroom support and staff development necessary to succeed must be guaranteed.
The School District must fully engage with and empower families and
their communities at all levels and ensure that all receive fair and equitable
We must strategically direct more of our resources to the classroom while also lobbying our lawmakers to ensure full funding of our schools.
Together we can build strong excellent neighborhood and alternative schools that celebrate Seattle's cultural and social diversity.
Strategically utilize our Community Partners for wrap around
services such as before and after school programs and activities, along
with developing pre-K programs for all children.
Guarantee proper support within the principal corps and District
leadership for our special education students and their families and
for our advance learning programs.
The School Board must ensure that the District Curriculum and Textbook
Adoption committees are representative of parent and teacher concerns
and expert knowledge. It is common for textbooks and specific
curriculum to be supplemented. No textbook or supplement will be
helpful if the teachers do not receive proper staff development and
planning time to implement it in the classroom