Why I am running
I know that an amazing neighborhood does not happen by accident. It requires a lot of time, planning, effort, resources, and knowhow from many people to make a neighborhood wonderful. Personally, I am very grateful to all of the amazing people who have given so much to make our community such a wonderful place to live.
This desire to give back is actually why I am running for school board. As a parent of two small children, and as a teacher, I thought one domain where I could effectively give back to my community was as a school board member. Too often, an educator’s perspective is missed by the school board. I also think my perspective as a parent of two young students would also be helpful. My daughter had a great experience in kindergarten last year, and I am sure my son will enjoy our schools as much as my daughter. I believe my education, training, occupation, and stage of life really make me an ideal candidate for school board. I also believe that a fresh voice can help our School Board achieve beyond what we have already accomplished.
In regards to policy, there are several things that I would like our district to explore. I would like to see the implementation of a duel immersion program, an expansion of trade and internship programs, and the expansion of STEM and STEAM programs in our district. I would also like to see our schools expand their partnership with our many community churches and organizations. Working together, I believe that supportive policies and goals, good fiscal stewardship, and with the help of our most valuable asset, our wonderful teachers and co-educators, we will be better able to give our students an even better world class education.
“A one size fits all educational system is not going to have the best outcomes for all of our kids. For the best results, we need to invest both college prep and trade pathways. ”
— Derek Bahmanou, candidate for school board
Have you registered to vote?
If you have moved neighborhoods, or if you have never registered to vote, I would encourage you to consider registering to vote today. It's easy! You can even register to vote online! As long as your are a US citizen who is 18 years of age or older, and a resident of our community, then you can register to vote in this election.