The Buffalo News invited school board candidates to provide a statement about why they are running for office.


I have four children who currently attend Starpoint and want to ensure that the school continues to provide a quality foundation that will thoroughly prepare them for the next challenges they face in life. There should be opportunities for each student to realize their individual potential and customize their personal experience by selecting from the variety of options provided. I also believe that the taxpayers need to be comfortable in the cost that is associated with all that Starpoint has to offer its students. Taxpayers provide the largest source of funding for the school district and want to be sure the resources are being correctly allocated to what matters. An equilibrium needs to be reached that allows for responsible spending and a quality experience for students. I believe my talents will prove to be valuable assets in making this happen.