From Principal to Politician
Okay, who am I kidding? I'm not a politician. I'm an educator and small business owner. For nearly 25 years, I've found myself either in the classroom working with students or working as an administrator. I am currently an assistant principal at Capitol Hill High School, and I've also worked as a school counselor and special education teacher. I have a Masters of Education in special education, educational guidance and counseling, and educational administration. In my small business, I sell healthy coffee called revitalu/jroach. I have built a team over 180 strong.
I have four adult children and six grandchildren all under the age of 12. I am running, because it is important to me that they have a strong Oklahoma to grow up in. I hope they have access to a world-class education, affordable healthcare, and when they graduate college, they can find a job that allows them to start families of their own.
What does it mean to be a servant leader?
I'll be honest. I was discouraged during the teacher walkout. Sometimes, it appeared the politicians weren't listening to people as much as they were listening to big industries. While it is important to support businesses in Oklahoma, I think it is even more important to represent the citizens of District 100. I believe servant leadership is the best way to have a stronger Oklahoma. Servant leaders listen to their constituents, they take time to learn about important and complex issues in the state, they are good stewards of the state's resources, they build up their communities, and they do their best to be trustworthy. As an assistant principal, I have a unique perspective when it comes to solving our education funding issues in the state, and I hope to have meaningful conversations with other lawmakers and citizens in our district. Above all, I plan on giving 100% for Oklahoma House District 100.