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In my first four years on the Thompson School Board, I have consistently championed initiatives that positively impacted graduation rates. We can achieve a 100% graduation rate!

Graduation rates

2019 81.1% - 2022 87.6%

6.5% increase for all students

17.6% increase for at-risk students

Why focus on graduation rates? It's easy to get overwhelmed with all the data, priorities, and initiatives. We need a way to focus all that energy. Graduation is the ultimate goal of students in K-12 education. 

Higher Graduation Rates = Better Academics


Our 4 kids when they were little!

2022 LifeSavers Gala

Alliance for Suicide Prevention's LifeSaver's Gala 2022
I'm a Youth Program Coordinator at ASP

I've always been a lifesaver

I have a unique view into the complexities of public education with my background in human resources, public safety, and mental health. These are the most important topics impacting our schools today. This positions me as the ideal candidate to lead Thompson's School Board into the future.

Did you know that Thompson has nationally recognized safety & security?  

I've served on the Security and Emergency Management Committee while TSD has decreased student citations by more than 50%!


Creating TSD's own co-responder unit where mental health professionals partner with law enforcement is innovative and effective. In fact, the team has tripled in size in less than a year and handles more calls than all other SRO teams combined. Along with the increase in District & campus security, SummitStone, and law enforcement our schools are more secure than ever before.


Representing students, staff, & their families

  • Mother of 4 TSD students/grads
  • Graduated from Thompson Valley High School
  • Selected as Thompson School Board Vice President
  • Past Thompson School Board Treasurer
  • CASB Federal Relations Delegation TSD representative
  • Safety & Emergency Management Committee BOE representative
  • Special Education Advisory Committee co-chair
  • Ferguson High & Carrie Martin School Advisory Committee chairs
  • Peakview at Conrad Ball Design Advisory Committee board delegate
  • District Accountability & Advisory Committee chair
  • STRIVE 2025 & Portrait of a Graduate task force member

...and getting results! 

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