City: Spokane, WA
Occupation: Nonprofit Professional working in K-12 education
Her words: “I hate politics. And I still hate politics. And maybe I’m here because I don’t like politics, and I don’t want politics to be part of our’ education.”
Her pitch:is primarily concerned with the achievement gap, which she said is the cause of most problems in education. Specifically she’s concerned with misdiagnosis of early childhood learning disorders and how that can affect a child’s entire life.
“The kids that fall between the cracks, those are the ones I want to address,”said.
Notable experience: President of Citizens Law and Safety Research Center. Secretary of the Spokane County Republican Party. Trustee at the Northwest Museum and on the Affordable Housing and Real Estate Portfolio Committee for the City of Spokane.
Education: Graduated from Ferris High School in 1987. Earned degrees in social sciences and communication and the study of women and men in society from the University of Southern California.
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