Priorities

District 5 schools have a reputation for doing two things well:

  • providing solid and strong academics
  • meeting the needs of all students, no matter what their academic level or the neighborhood they come from

We must maintain a commitment to what’s working in our District 5 schools!

LISTEN AND RESPOND
Knowing that the best ideas for improving our schools often come from those who are active in our classrooms on a daily basis, I will listen and respond to the thoughts and concerns of students, parents, teachers, and principals.

STABILITY AND STRONG SCHOOLS
Strengthen successful programming and staffing in District 5 schools.

FOCUS ON THE BEGINNING
Work with state and local funders to increase access to pre-k for our low-income children. The best time to close the achievement gap is before kindergarten.

INCREASE POSSIBILITIES
Partner with the business community, CPCC, and UNC Charlotte to provide on-the-job training, specialized coursework, and internships that will enable students to have more opportunities for a good paying job after graduation or for college credit.