What is a quote or saying you live by?
“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand
Why did you apply to become a League Leader?
I applied to become a League Leader to continue my work in education advocacy in Tennessee and to expand my connections from Hamilton County to the whole state.
What education policy or justice issue do you care about most and why?
I’m chronically indecisive, so these are my big three focuses: mental health supports for students; equitable access to advanced classes, early postsecondary opportunities (EPSOs), extracurriculars, etc.; and modernizing school budgets to meet increased needs for special education, technological equity, and facilities maintenance.
What are you looking forward to this year as a League Leader for the EmpowerED Network?
As a League Leader for the EmpowerED Network, I’m looking forward to gaining a better understanding of the issues facing education across the state of Tennessee and gaining new connections in education!