I am no stranger to fighting for BSD students and their families as I championed numerous initiatives. Known by many in the community as the ” School Lunch Mom“, I led a two-year campaign for a minimum of twenty minutes of seating time for lunch and “Recess Before Lunch” to ensure that children’s basic nutritional needs could be met. As a result of my advocacy work, BSD adopted a new district lunch policy and the WA state legislature introduced the school lunch bill HB1272. Our students, especially those with special needs, minorities, and low-income children, were hurt by the school closures. The social-emotional health of many teenagers has been jeopardized, despite BSD teachers responding quickly with remote learning. As a frontline healthcare professional, I led my healthcare team through the COVID-19 pandemic. I am dedicated to helping BSD safely and sensibly transition back to in-person learning, and the students’ recovery academically and emotionally. Even though the pandemic remains a real issue, it is time for us to heal as a community. Together we will collaborate with our teachers, the district, our community, the union, and families — all parties who have a vested interest in our children, to reinvigorate our extraordinary school district, preparing our students for a future where they overcame the biggest challenge of their generation.
Return, Recover and Revitalize Our BSD Students, especially those with special needs, minorities, and low-income children, were hurt by the school closure. As a director of nutritional service department at a major healthcare network, I have been at the frontline since day one of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the knowledge and firsthand experiences, I am ready to dedicate myself to the safe return back to in-person learning and the speedy recovery of our students both academically and emotionally. I also want to make sure the nearly two-thousand students who have withdrawn from the district can soon call BSD home again. Our extraordinary school district will be revitalized and our students will emerge from the biggest challenge of their generation stronger than ever.
Return to in-person learning rally
Organize PPE donations to hospitals
Care of school safety