On February 3, 2020 I announced my candidacy for Leon County School Board, District 4. As a life-long district resident who attended Sealey Elementary, Raa Middle, and Leon High School and graduated from Maclay School I am excited for the opportunity to serve my fellow residents. I bring 20 years of Leon County educator experience to the table and I am currently a member of the Deerlake Middle School administration team. My wife Katie and I are parents of two boys, 7 and 4. Katie is completing her 16th year of service with the school district as a first grade classroom teacher at Killearn Lakes Elementary.
With a Masters in Business Administration from Florida State University and a Masters in Educational Leadership, I have demonstrated both a passion for student success and an analytical mindset throughout my professional career. I am excited to leverage this unique experience and knowledge to generate a new energy for the district and to provide a voice for our classrooms.
With my diverse perspective I hope to foster continuous dialog with school staff, parents, and administrators by being an active and frequent presence at each school. By doing so we can ensure budget priorities are aligned with the needs of our classroom. I also hope to expand community involvement through public-private partnerships to fund resource gaps to ensure the future success of every student across all schools in Leon County.