Making the Grade in Henderson County

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As a National Board-Certified Teacher and an educator since 1990, I often wondered why Henderson County’s school board was not composed primarily of teachers. Decisions about curriculum, personnel, and safety should come from those who have been trained and understand best education practices! So how do we take our school…

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Opening The School Year With Rudy Giuliani

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Each year, the Mayor of New York City selects one classroom, out of 76,000 teachers, to open the school year. In 1997, fresh off a nomination for Microsoft Teacher of the Year, I was humbled to be chosen for this great honor. Mayor Rudy Giuliani, joined by state superintendent Rudy…

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Sheriff’s Candidates Address School Safety

At last night’s GOP sheriff candidate forum, the topic of school safety was addressed by each candidate. It was heartening to see that the topic of student safety and incident response was on so many minds, and that both candidates were applying thoughtful and actionable approaches to the problem. Charlie…

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I am Officially a Candidate!

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On Friday afternoon, accompanied by my family and friends, I visited the Board of Elections and officially became a candidate for a seat on the Henderson County School Board! I also received my first campaign donation, as well! Afterwards, we went to Sanctuary Brewing Company in downtown Hendersonville and celebrated…

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A Career Center In The Stillwell Building

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Career guidance is incredibly important, and students don’t receive enough of it. There has been a lot of discussion lately about what to do about the historic Stillwell Building. One of my proposals is that we make that soon-to-be-vacant building, which is located on the campus of Hendersonville High School,…

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Get Government Out Of The Classroom

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We need to reduce the amount of testing that we are subjecting our K-3 students to. You might ask, why are we constantly, relentlessly pulling our youngest children out of the classroom and giving them standardized test after standardized test? Why are we creating test anxiety for students as early…

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