What Motivated Me to Get involved
Over the past few years, I’ve closely followed the issues plaguing school systems nationwide. I’ve researched sexual assault cases, school shootings, suicides, depression, stress, drugs, bullying, academic rigor, and more. I came to realize that students are the most vulnerable stakeholders in schools. No one advocates for them. Guidance is poor or limited. They are overwhelmed and lost. I feel great compassion for them.
Last year, I decided to get involved to make an impact. I’ve been extremely active on child-centered education matters. I regularly attend school board meetings, write letters to the Board, write opinion pieces and have been interviewed by the media as it relates to San Dieguito Union High School District issues.
I am also the co-founder of Let’s Speak Up www.letsspeakup.org, a startup focused on empowering and advocating for students’ safety and well-being. I also compiled an extensive white paper on the unlawful practices of school officials that have normalized child abuse–examples such as Larry Nassar and Jerry Sandusky abound.