Master's In Educational Leadership
Bachelor's in Education, minor in reading
I am actively involved in the community and care about La Porte. I am the President of the La Porte Kiwanis Club, a board member of La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership, and a member of Women In Leadership. I am a financial advisor at Edward Jones and I have a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. I have twelve years experience in education and know how to work with different points of view to gain buy-in for the overall benefit of the majority. Before working at Edward Jones, I worked as an education outreach coordinator with Chrysler to create partnerships between manufacturers and schools in order to better prepare students for the various careers that they offer. My experience in both education and finance can help bring in higher paying jobs so that our children can stay in our community and raise their families here.
My top three priorities are to bring high paying jobs to La Porte, to increase the quality of life, and to repair the roads. Improving the employment opportunities in our community will create residual economic opportunities for other types of business and service industries. Personally, I wish to see opportunities for my three daughters and other in our next generation have opportunities to remain in our community. My experience in education, finance, and community involvement are assets.
Our community has unique features. Emphasizing and enhancing our community assets will help improve the quality of life by increasing community awareness, usage, and support of them. Additional to increasing the quality of life, ensuring that we have roads that are adequately paved & repaired is linked to increasing the quality of life. Our community has made strides toward addressing the roads issue, but we need to continue to evaluate our process to ensure a long-term solution.
I hope to be a voice of reason while balancing pragmatism and progressivism. I wish to help lay the groundwork to an improved LaPorte. I desire to be involved in the decisions to be made, and look forward to representing the voices of my ward. Ultimately, I want to do the things that will draw quality employment to LaPorte.
I believe I bring a level of professionalism, pragmatism, and job experiences that will better position me over any other challenger. I possess a long history of community involvement, holding various leadership roles in the various groups I have been elected to. Additionally, I have experience in organizational leadership, and understand the importance of maintaining a vision, communicating that vision to key stakeholders, generating buy-in, delegating responsibility to those with the necessary talents, and measuring success.