Endorsed by Gov. Ron DeSantis

 

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"These candidates will ensure our students succeed, protect parental rights in education, and combat the woke agenda from infiltrating our public schools."

 

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PARENTAL RIGHTS

 

Parents have the fundamental right to decide what is in the best interest of their child. This includes but is not limited to all aspects of their child's education, medical decisions, and mental wellness.

SCHOOL CHOICE

 

Parents should have the right to choose any school that best fits the needs of their child, whether in their home zip code or outside of their zoned district, including homeschool, magnet, charter, private, alternative, trade, and dual enrollment schools.

CURRICULUM TRANSPARENCY

 Library books, curriculum, and supplemental materials need to be age & grade level appropriate, standards based, and vetted through a transparent process. Parents have a right and a responsibility to be involved in that process. 

I want to push the envelope even more with closing the achievement gap, focusing on differentiated instruction and creating engaging learning experiences for all students. Closing the achievement gap through enrichment and differentiated learning strategies improves learning when students' interests and choices are considered. This places the focus on students' 

skills and learning techniques, not oppositional culture.

 

 

Every graduating senior should have a post-graduate plan, whether college, university, military, or through a career and technical path. Students should be exposed to real-world experiences,  community internships, and mentors in areas of interest.

Expanding our district's PATH Program can also provide a greater opportunity for every graduate to prepare for higher education, entering the workforce, and post-graduate success. 

Career and Technical Education has expanded dramatically in high schools across the country. Indian River County must do more catch up to this demand.  We should expand vocational course offerings to more children countywide. Alternatives to traditional education is one way to close the achievement gap. We should also broaden the CTE programs offered at our Treasure Coast Technical College in an effort to reach their phase 2 goals.

 

We need to emphasize more STEAM education throughout all schools. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Through STEAM related lessons and activities  students take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, create solutions to problems, collaborate with peers, and work through the creative process. They become the innovators, and student leaders as adults celebrate their successes.

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