(Wednesday, May 12, 2021)
I want to thank everyone who took the time to come out and vote. It’s always a pleasure to sit on the bench and hear your concerns and words of encouragement. I sure was glad I had my Delmar blanket to bundle up in at 7am because 47 degrees was a bit chilly; by evening I was wishing I had put on some sunscreen because my face and hands are quite sunburnt.
This community is truly the best…..the constant offers of food and drink, the crackers and flowers from a sweet little boy, the hugs, prayers, smiles, handshakes and high fives made the long day go by quickly. I really enjoyed getting to watch our amazing staff welcome our students to the building in the morning and dismiss them in the afternoon.
Our students are so kind and well behaved. Well done parents!
Lawrence, thanks for sitting out there for a couple of hours—I was serious about getting you a drink and I know you meant it when you offered to buy me dinner. Thanks for your kind offer and thanks for your service to our country.
Carol Ann, I’d love to hear your ideas on ways to improve the district.
Russell, even though we weren’t running against each other—feel free to reach out with community concerns you heard about during your door knocking adventures.
To those of you who cast a vote for one of my opponents; rest easy knowing that I will continue doing what is right for all of the children in our community including yours, no hard feelings here.
I’m finally heading in for shoulder surgery tomorrow, so I’m going to try and get my election signs picked up from your yards today. If I miss one, please hold onto it for me or feel free to stick it in my yard. I will be sporting a sling and will probably be a bit grouchier in the coming weeks, but don’t worry, I don’t plan on missing any upcoming school board events.
We have big things that we need to accomplish and I’m ready to get down to business. Thanks again for your continued support!
I requested that all school board members, teachers and administrators emails be listed on district website; I was instrumental in introducing opt-out options for student surveys and sensitive subject matter, regarding classroom topics; I supported students' religious liberty when they wished to perform the “Everything Skit” during a school talent show; I voted to keep taxes low; I successfully worked with community and administration to facilitate an in-person Delmar graduation ceremony on the football field for our class of 2020.
Upcoming School Board Goals:
In my next term, I look to improve and expand Career & Technical Education programs at Delmar. At the same time, increase and improve clubs, activities and leadership opportunities for students; I will work toward developing the best career & college readiness program in the state; Allow parental opt-out for most standardized tests for students; Work to eliminate costs to students for Wilmington University and AP classes; We should move to improve morale and professional development opportunities for our Delmar staff; We can continue to strengthen parental rights, and keep taxes low; We will work to bring prom and graduation ceremonies back to Delmar; I will continue to support the Bi-State Agreement and firmly oppose school district consolidation in Delaware.
My husband Joe & I have been married for nearly 22 years. We moved to Delmar, DE in early 2005. Prior to our move, we thoroughly researched the Delmar area and decided that this would be a wonderful place to raise our family. We loved the community atmosphere and excellent schools. We knew that this was the place we wanted to call home. Delmar has proven to be everything we hoped it would be. The community is amazing and the school is excellent.
We have six children together; three are currently attending Delmar Middle and High School in grades 8, 9, and 12. Our three oldest daughters are pursuing their undergraduate degrees at various colleges: Cornell University, Mississippi State University, and the University of North Alabama.
This year, our Delmar High School senior is awaiting a few more college admission decisions before selecting which school she will be attending this fall.
The town logo:
“The Little Town Too Big for One State”
says it all. I am proud to call Delmar home.
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