Here are my positions on the issues that people want to know. If you need any further explanation or want any clarification, please don’t hesitate to ask. You can contact me at the email or phone number below.
I’m passionate about making sure voters are informed so that they can make their best choice when they go into the voter booth.
Parents are the #1 decision-makers in their children’s education. We need to make our traditional public schools the very best they can be, but parents should be free to choose charter schools or homeschooling if that is what best meets the needs of their child or their family.
Parents should also maintain the right to approve or disapprove any sex education, health services, or counseling that might conflict with their family’s values.
It is a poor reflection on our county that we are one of the lowest paying districts for new teachers, and the lowest for teachers with several years of experience in our six county area. In the classroom, the most important factor in a student’s education is the teacher, and we need to be paying them a competitive salary that will keep experienced teachers in Brevard.
Florida spends almost exactly the same amount per student as several other states that have much higher average teacher salaries. We need to be spending our tax dollars wisely, not wastefully, with a student focus rather than building a bigger bureaucracy.