Over the past decade, servant leadership in the non-profit world has become an integral part of who I am as a person. It has taught me a lot about myself, including what it means to work as a team – not just as an individual – toward a goal which positively impacts a cause or community. With each new experience, I have also felt a new desire within me cultivating; public service.
I am incredibly honored and excited to officially announce my candidacy for a two-year term to serve as a Director on the Derry Township School Board. This vacancy, which occurred after May’s primary election, will appear on the ballot in the November election. It is a race with only two candidates and is separate from the race with four-year seat candidates on the ballot. Each of the two candidates running for the two-year term were nominated to appear by their respective political party’s township committee.
As a Hershey High School alumni, a long-time resident and taxpayer, a business owner, and the parent of a child who is a third generation student of the district, I would greatly appreciate your support and vote on November 7th.
I’m running because I believe in the opportunity the public school system in Derry Township creates for our students. I also have a deep respect for the responsibility which lies within the Board of School Directors, the district’s governing body. Now, more than ever, there is a critical need for a collaborative, transparent, and diverse board which works together and with the school administration, in the best interest of our students, educators, and taxpayers. I am confident I possess the ability, experience, dedication, open mind and passion to help fulfill that need should I have the incredible privilege of being elected to serve. I look forward to talking to as many of you as possible over the coming weeks, learning what is most important to you, so that I may bring a new voice, and a fresh perspective,- free from personal agenda – for you.