Offering yourself as a school counselor has always been a difficult decision. To do it well, it takes dedication and personal sacrifice. The time and energy spent as a fiduciary comes from time spent with family and friends. In the 20 years that I have followed school board races, I have had the pleasure of knowing many of those who have served. The best of them have approached their position out of a desire to serve. They did not present a political agenda on the table; they simply offered the skills they had developed, a passion for quality education, and a desire to help guide the process of providing students with the best possible education.
This year we have a woman with an exceptional background seeking to serve LISD at Place 4. Flower Mound resident Dr. Staci Barker is a former teacher and school administrator with a strong background in establishing and developing strategic priorities. In her current role, she analyzes data to help her organization strategically plan and develop continuous improvement plans for the many school districts in her service area. In my experience in business, having a leader with experience to focus on continuous improvement is a rare opportunity that must be seized. She earned a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at UT Arlington and won the Research Excellence Award for 2020-2021.
Dr. Staci Barker has the qualifications, experience, and proven ability to serve and will bring helpful ideas and perspectives to the board to help LISD stay on a path of continuous improvement in the education of all children in the district. independent school in Lewisville.
May 7and, I will vote for Dr. Barker. I hope you will join me.
Flower Mound, TX