Why did you decide to run for the Coronado School Board and what qualities do you feel you offer the residents of Coronado?
Nothing is more important to me than the education of our children. I was born here, raised here, graduated from Coronado High School, class of ’97!, and now am raising a fourth generation of Coronadans. My grandfather, Stan Antrim, Sr., was a tireless advocate for the youth of Coronado, and I want to follow in his footsteps. I may not have the dune buggy or the gruff manner, but I have just as much heart. When I heard there were two seats open, and knowing my oldest will start kindergarten next fall, it seemed like a great opportunity to serve the community I love. And I love a challenge.
I am a proud daughter and granddaughter of military heroes and a steadfast defender of the Constitution. I believe we must honor the sacrifice of this community by guaranteeing the American Dream to our youth. We owe it to those who made the ultimate sacrifice to work toward a more perfect union. Coronado Unified School District must be part of that work. Our students deserve a safe, inclusive learning environment.
I am a unique candidate for the simple fact that I don’t have any agenda other than helping support great schools for great kids. With degrees in law and business, I can analyze and retain copious amounts of financial, legal and statutory mandates and apply them to real life situations to achieve the best possible outcomes. As a public servant, I know how to navigate government bureaucracy and make it work for my clients -- in this case, our students. Additionally, I have taken a few turns behind the lectern in the classroom and I come from a family of educators. I can balance seemingly competing interests and help find compromise when things get tough. I hope you will vote for me to give me a chance to serve our schools.