While GCISD always had strong academic programs and curricula, our students have experienced setbacks and challenges leaving them lagging behind. Knowing strong academics starts with funding, I will keep dollars in the classroom to equip every student with the appropriate materials they need. I will collaborate with teachers to create a district-wide standardized curriculum that aligns with TEKS.
As a Law Enforcement professional, I am focused on securing our schools so students feel safe enough to learn and teachers feel safe enough to teach. I will work to increase School Resource Officers and collaborate with local Law Enforcement strengthening the emergency plan. I will work to standardize response and protocols to address student conduct. We need to ensure the environment is safe for both teachers and students and does not disrupt learning.
A balanced budget is one sign of a healthy school district. I will review district programs and audit for any fraud, waste or abuse. Aside from working toward a balanced budget and paying down debt, I will focus on financial priorities such as increasing teacher pay and providing the classroom materials needed.
Attracting Top Talent
To retain the best, you must pay the best! I want to make GCISD the place where every teacher wants to work. Giving teachers a substantial pay increase will be a priority. Compensation is not the only thing that makes a good work environment. Teachers must be supported and not burdened with tasks or mandates that impede education.