As a candidate for Region II in the Twin Valley School District, I would like to provide information that outlines my knowledge and experiences that make me the choice for your vote on Tuesday, November 8, 2017. Region II encompasses Caernarvon and West Nantmeal Townships as well as New Morgan Borough.
I am a Professor at Millersville University where I have been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in educational psychology for 17 years. Prior to working at Millersville, I taught at Cedar Crest College in Allentown. I earned my Bachelors in Psychology from Millersville, and my Masters and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Statistics from the University of Delaware. As a public school student in PA and an educator at a public state university, and one of the first to go to college in my family, I truly value the importance of a public school education at a reasonable cost to taxpayers. My father was a weaver with a local company and my mother was a waitress who taught me the value of hard work and dedication as a way to get the best out of my public school opportunities.
Also, as an advocate for all children and a parent of two children in Twin Valley School District (Josh, 7th grade, TVMS and Emma, 2nd grade, TVEC), I am dedicated to enhancing the supportive community of teachers, parents, administrators, businesses and residents who contribute to providing a top-notch education. It will be integral as a school director to work within our larger community to continue offering outstanding educational opportunities despite the challenges of reduced state funding and the need to contain educational costs. These realities within the public school system are ones that I have become immersed in with my work at Millersville and with local school districts. I believe that my deep knowledge of the educational system and my connections to the national educational community will allow me to contribute in meaningful ways to the already excellent school system that we have here in Twin Valley.