Updated: Apr 10
Who I am and why I'm running for Bend-La Pine School Board.
Having spent the majority of my professional life as a college professor, I value the importance of education and understand the absolute need for consistent access to educational opportunities for our youth. I’ve also spent time as a manager in the medical field, witnessing the hardships facing families every day. Through the pandemic, I have seen firsthand the many destructive consequences and I believe our schools are on the frontlines. Because of this, I am seeking a position on the school board.
“Thanks to the encouragement of many parents seeking someone to speak for them, I want to make a difference by applying my knowledge and passion about education—and believe the time is right for a school board that reflects the values of our community.”
My extensive academic experience and commitment to education make me a very qualified candidate. However, what makes me the right candidate is my role as a mother of two in BLSD, giving me the insights and needed perspective related to the challenges ahead. I am not a politician, and prefer to keep politics out of our schools. Thanks to the encouragement of many parents seeking someone to speak for them, I want to make a difference by applying my knowledge and passion about education—and believe the time is right for a school board that reflects the values of our community.
My unique perspective as both an educator and medical manager, combined with the lessons of motherhood, allows me to appreciate diverse viewpoints and the hurdles facing our school district today. As we move forward, I believe there are sensible solutions to support both students and teachers. With a focus on supporting our resilient children and respect for the amazing humans teaching them, I am committed to working towards better schools for all. With purposeful intention, I wish to serve on the board to represent all parents and all of our children. Read more about Wendy