Investing in our Schools
Every child deserves the chance to learn in a safe environment that gives them the opportunity to thrive and to reach their potential.
I fully support giving our schools and teachers the funding they need. We also need to fairly compensate our teachers and bring our school facilities and educational technology into the 21st century. I will address overcrowding so that our teachers are not spread so thin that they cannot meet the needs of each student. In addition, I believe it is imperative that we better support our educators by immediately addressing teacher burnout and severe recruitment issues.
Studies also show that attending a high-quality pre-kindergarten program has a meaningful impact on childhood development. However, many families cannot afford preschool. I support a statewide pre-kindergarten program so that all children have access to preschool during this critical time period in child development.
I am honored to have been endorsed by the Maryland State Education Association, the Teachers Association of Anne Arundel County, and the Secretaries and Assistants Association of Anne Arundel County.