What This Race Means To Me

"I come from a proud family of Educators with strong involvement in educational services for as long as I can remember. I want to work for you. We need to have a FULLY Funded public education to improve our schools, invest in sensible education programs, and hire more qualified teachers. With more than two decades of professional experience, I know what it takes to find solutions, navigate the complicated governmental agencies, and get things done."

Our Platform

Improved Learning Conditions

 

We must ensure schools have funding to stay up to date on equipment and supplies for children to use and learn so that we do not lag behind the rest of the world. In addition, the curriculum needs to be inclusive of modern technology while preparing our students for the future job markets that rely heavily on intelligent technology.

 

The pandemic showed us how important it is to ensure every household and school district has access to virtual and remote learning. We must work with other elected officials to invest in interactive virtual learning programs that engage remote students as effectively as in the classroom.

Support our Students and Teachers

 

We have a significant shortage of teachers with an unsustainable student-teacher ratio. We need funding to hire more qualified teachers and bring parity to teachers' pay; Texas is significantly behind teachers' salaries compared to the national average.

Additionally, the State Board of Education should do everything to shield teachers from unreasonable and confusing legislation that makes it harder for their jobs. Our role is to focus on the most favorable outcomes for our students, and we can ensure we build the bridge of opportunity by working together.

Modernize Curriculum

 

We need to prioritize modernizing the curriculum for STEM, Arts, Environmental Science, Critical Thinking, Health Sciences, and Sports. Let's ensure that our education reflects today's technology instead of decades ago. We must also ensure our textbooks use today's most updated science and information. Finally, we must ensure that we are preparing our children for the continued growth of the global economy to be ready for the future.

Stop Teaching to the Test
 
Our brightest minds need to be nourished, much like nature, to grow strong and prosper. We must stop teaching directly to a test and instead engage students at a level that meets them where they are. Through the many conversations, Alex has had with faculty, teaching to the test comes up as a concern. We can improve student productivity by reducing the time spent teaching to the test. Instead, allow children to flourish in an atmosphere focused on teaching how we best see fit.