My name is Elizabeth and I am running for Gettysburg School Board. Over the course of my life, I have been blessed with the opportunity to work with children of all ages. I have had the absolute joy of assisting in after-school programs, working in daycare, and nannying, before having my own children.
A few years after having my first child I had the opportunity to work for the PA House of Representatives and spent five years in their service. During my tenure, I had the opportunity to sit in on committee meetings, work on legislation and assist state representatives in various activities in the PA Capitol. While working in the legislature I had a first-hand look at the issues the Commonwealth faces, but particularly what our educational system faces.
More recently I began a position with the PA Department of Human Services. This job has given me the ability to help the most vulnerable in our community, including families with children. Taking on this role has allowed me to assist families in gaining the tools they need to thrive and succeed.
These experiences encouraged me to sit down and think about how I could be a part of the solution. I realized the best thing I could do for my community was to run for school board. Everyone deserves a listening ear and a voice, and I really want to be that for the students, teachers, and parents of our community.
With the skills that I have learned over the years, I want to help the GASD stay on the right path. That path includes adopting a bullying/cyber bullying and hate speech policy, trusting our teachers and library professionals to fill our schools with age-appropriate material, and continuing our tradition of quality education and encouragement that leads our senior students to choose a trade school or college option that is right for them.
I am truly invested in making a difference not only because my own child attends Gettysburg School District but because I care about the well-being of all children in the district.