In it for the Kids!
In it for the Kids!
I grew up in Medina and graduated from The University of Akron with my Associate Degree in Legal Assisting in 1997. While working full time and going to school at night, I earned my Bachelor's Degree with Honors from Cleveland State University in 2003 in Urban Studies.
I worked as a paralegal for over 20+ years primarily carving out a niche as a sole in-house paralegal. I specialize in corporate law. I have written employee handbooks, developed metrics and have extensive knowledge of best practices, efficiencies and effectiveness. In addition, I have collaborated with multiple stakeholders at all levels of leadership. All of these qualifications easily transfer to School Board.
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I retired from my paralegal career seven years ago when my husband and I had our first child. Shortly after our son was born we outgrew our beloved home in Berea. One of our prerequisites for moving was that the school district had to be excellent. BBH was a natural choice so five years ago, my husband and I built our forever home in Brecksville.
These days, I volunteer extensively at the new elementary school. In 2021, I even volunteered at the BBH High School and the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center to get high school students registered to vote. I am a PSO member and also a member of the BBH Preschool Moms Club. I am not part of any Political Action Committee and this campaign has been solely funded by me and small donations.
I enjoy seeing all the kids and believe in an environment of opportunity for all, inclusion and support. My approach is common sense and my best experiences have been seeing with my own eyes and hearing with my own ears. I believe in collaboration specifically with teachers, staff, aides, volunteers, parents as well as students. I was asked to run by parents and I am in it for the kids!
November 7, 2023
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