In 2020 I ran for State School Board as an independent candidate.  I lost.

Since then, the winner of the race, Natalie Cline, has harassed, bullied, and marginalized students and teachers in Utah.  

This is unacceptable. 

We need a state board member that:

  • Supports ALL students and teachers.

  • Listens to constituents.  Listens and learns from all constituents.

  • CELEBRATES the wonderful, hard work of our students and teachers.

  • Works with school and district leadership to solve problems.

  • Seeks to understand instead of rushing to judgment.

  • Understands the mountain of issues in education, not just partisan talking points.

  • Embraces local control, which means trusting schools to make decisions, even when you disagree.

  • Does not use social media to shame and harass schools and teachers.

Social media is NOT the appropriate way to make changes in education.  Board Member Cline should NOT ask the public to call schools and teachers to complain about what she perceives as a problem.

What can be done?

Why support me?

I am a National Board Certified Teacher with a Master’s Degree in School Administration.  I have been an educator for 21 years and I currently work as a Literacy Specialist. 

I believe in celebrating the positive and working together to improve problems.  When parents, students, and educators work together, we create a powerful school system.  When we work against each other, we just create more problems.

Learn more about my priorities.


Thank You for your Support!

I was humbled to receive 36,232 votes for the Utah State Board of Education. THANK YOU for each and every vote!  It wasn't enough to win, but it was by far the most votes of any unaffiliated candidate for any race in Utah in 2020.

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