A: MWISD is responsible for the education of our community’s children. I think it is our responsibility to provide the very best opportunity for a quality education by providing the highest quality teachers, facilities, curriculum, programs and administration possible. Graduating educated, productive members of society will only strengthen our community and continue to make Mineral Wells a great place to live and work. By staying up to date with current legislation concerning schools and with news from other school districts nationwide and trying to maintain a proactive rather than reactive stance, a board trustee can strengthen the district’s functionality. A school board trustee can serve as a liaison between the community, businesses, parents, teachers, students and the district’s administration by listening to opinions and concerns and filtering the information to the administration. This process can help guide the district in a positive direction.
Q: Student academic achievement is always an issue, especially in light of the new STAAR tests and state measuring system. What would you do, if elected, to ensure the district improves in academics and raises the bar enough so students are prepared for college, work and a successful life?
A: Teachers are the backbone of any educational system, by providing high standards and expectations for our educators and listening to their wants, needs, desires and opinions in relation to preparing our students for adult life and then using this information in a manner that allows our district to tailor a program that provides the best infrastructure possible including technology, curriculum, personnel, programs and every aspect that it takes to prepare students for successful careers and productive lives. The difficulty lies in doing all these things while following the guidelines provided by our government. Meshing these two ideas together in the best possible manner is one way we can continue to improve our district’s quality of education.