Why I'm Running

I am a mom and wife, and have a background in education and budget management. I have lived in Milwaukee County for over 12 years and I care deeply about the people who live and work here. I have been honored for the last 3 years to serve on the Oak Creek Franklin School District School Board as the Board Treasurer.
It is a challenging time for public education, and we need informed, dedicated leaders to ensure the best outcomes. I am excited to be a part of this community, and I want to use my love of both children and education to support the students, families and staff of Oak Creek. As a parent of a young child, I am committed to the continued success of the district for many years to come.

I am running for re-election to the OCFSD School Board, and hope to earn your vote on Tuesday, Feb 16th and then again on Tuesday, April 6, 2021

I am currently a project manager for a software division of Northwestern Mutual. In this role I manage the work of a software team, and act as budget manager and staffing coordinator for a division with an annual budget similar to that of the Oak Creek Franklin School District.

Previously, I was a Lecturer and Undergraduate Advisor at UW-Milwaukee for eight years. This position included teaching a professional development course geared toward graduating studio art majors, as well as an introduction to design course. In addition to my teaching duties, I was the faculty advisor for all undergraduate students in Art and Design. In this role, I counseled students on their many options and opportunities in our department and the local art community, and helped them connect with the resources and programs available to support their success.

In addition to my formal duties, I was also the coordinator for UWM’s first application for accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design- a multi-year process that was successful in this important accreditation. This work significantly developed my skills in evaluating educational policies and procedures.

I also have a long history working with children. I co-directed a children’s art program, and taught for multiple summer and after-school art programs in Chicago between 2002-2007 and in the Milwaukee area since 2007.

My husband Peter and I live with our young son and my mom who recently retired from her career as a nurse. We chose a home in Oak Creek in a quiet neighborhood with room to grow, a big yard and plenty of local kids. We moved in the summer of 2016 and are very happy with our decision. We have great neighbors, great schools and we look forward to many years with OCFSD.