I am running for Moscow School District's Board of Trustees because I believe in the foundational importance of public education in our community and for the country. 

A little bit about me...

I am a proud product of public education and grateful for all the teachers who helped me develop my love of learning at an early age. In fact, it was a couple of exceptional social studies teachers that inspired me to become a historian. My job at the University of Idaho Library is in no small part thanks to their efforts. I am also lucky to have a really supportive family, most importantly my husband Tonda and my adorable son (and future Lena Whitmore Wolverine) Booker.   

Since becoming a resident of Moscow in 2013, I have been finding ways to invest my time and efforts in this wonderful community. I've volunteered with organizations that lift up causes I feel passionately about, including the Humane Society of the Palouse, the League of Women Voters of Moscow, and the Moscow Central Lions Club. The birth of my son in 2020 inspired me to get involved with early childhood education advocacy, and I am a current member of the Moscow Day School Parent Board of Directors. 

My awesome kiddo Booker & my supportive husband Tonda 

In December 2022, I was appointed to the Zone 3 vacancy on the Moscow School District Board of Trustees. Over the last several months I have learned a lot about the amazing things our community's schools have going on, as well as the significant challenges facing our aging infrastructure. Being part of the search process to name Mr. Shawn Tiegs as the new Superintendent was especially rewarding. It was also eye-opening to see increased attacks on public education from this new vantage point. I am eager to continue my service as a Trustee, making good use of what I've already learned about our multifaceted district. 

I believe it is important for Trustees to be unequivocal champions of public education. I understand the significant time commitment that this position requires, the codes that dictate what Trustees can and cannot do, and the ethics of representing diverse needs. I also feel strongly that there should be representation on the board of parents with young children, those who still have a decade or more of direct involvement with the schools ahead of them. I'm running because I believe public education is foundational to America's success. If you feel the same, I hope you consider voting for me on November 7th. 

If you're not sure which School Board zone you live in, visit the Board of Trustee's page on the district's website.