First, I want to thank you for visiting my website. I think it’s important that people get to know the candidates seeking to represent them.
I am a third generation resident of Virginia Beach. My mother grew up here, and is a graduate of Virginia Beach City Public Schools. My parents met and married in Virginia Beach. My father was in the United States Air Force, so I had the opportunity to live in many places, mostly in the Southeast, and spent most of my summer vacations in Virginia Beach visiting my grandparents.
In 2002, after four years of living in Japan, I moved to Virginia Beach. In 2003, I graduated with honors from Bayside High School, the same school my mother graduated from, and also completed the Cisco Networking Academy at the Advanced Technology Center. In 2008, I completed my associate’s degree in information technology, and I’m currently a political science student at Old Dominion University.
For the last six years, I’ve worked as a Data Support Specialist with Virginia Beach City Public Schools, and served as a School Improvement Coordinator at Luxford Elementary School this school year, working with school administration and teachers to develop and implement school improvement plans required at the city-level and by the Virginia Department of Education.
In February, I started Comit Strategies, providing communications and IT consulting to other small businesses, non-profits, and political campaigns. Earlier this year, I decided to pursue this business full-time, and will be making that transition later this summer.
I am a proud member of the Virginia Beach Education Association, and served as the VBEA Representative from Luxford Elementary, was a delegate to the Virginia Education Association Convention in Virginia Beach, and will be a delegate to the National Education Association Convention in Washington D.C later this summer.
I decided to run for School Board to be a vocal advocate for our public schools, fair treatment of our education professionals, and to ensure academic and career opportunities for success for all of our students. Working together, I know we will be successful in building a brighter future. I hope I can count on your support on November 6th.