This past week has been an eventful week for me in many ways. It started out with the kick-off for the campaign on Tuesday night and culminated with all of the signs being distributed and put up around the community. I can't begin to thank people for their willingness to help in my campaign. I have been so touched by former students, teachers, and parents from Gilbert El and former students who were in my class when I taught many years ago, and many others that I have been fortunate to know through the years. So many people have reached out to help that it would take pages and pages to thank everyone. I will figure out a way, though.
I know this may be a bit long, but I have had some time to think today about the many years that I have spent in education. I was so fortunate to have incredible mentors through the years like Leona Shreve, Wally Delecki, Paul Huston, and Brad Barrett. I also learned a lot from incredible Board Members like Don Skousen, Elaine Morrison, Myrna Sheppard, Julia McCleve, EJ Anderson, Susie Horvath in Gilbert. I had the privilege of working with some incredible board members in Douglas when I was the superintendent. Thank you to Susan Kramer, Dr. Ed Gomez, Mario Ramos, Chuck Hoyack, and Mike Ortega who taught me a lot during my five years there. I am hoping I haven't left anyone out. If I did, I apologize.
And one of the best parts, is the people I have met recently on this journey. I have met with so many community members over the last few months and I so appreciate getting to know these dedicated community members. I believe that we should always do what is best for the children, not for the convenience of the adults. And I hope that I will have that opportunity for the next four years.
The one really good thing is that I respect the other candidates who are running and I know that all of them have the best interests of the children. And that is refreshing!! So thank you to all who have supported me. And to anyone else out there, if you have ANY questions of me, please contact me! Again, I am touched by what has happened in the last week. THANK YOU!!!