My Fellow Montanans,
As a parent, a teacher and a person dedicated to a strong public education system throughout Montana, I am running to serve all Montanans as your Superintendent of Montana’s Office of Public Instruction.
A quality education is essential for every one of our children to be successful in life, providing the opportunity to realize their strengths, talents and dreams. Opportunity for success in every community of Montana is abundant.
Because our public schools collaborate with parents and caregivers, the children of Montana have access to one of the most effective public education systems in America. This local control of our public schools that works well in Montana is key. Now, we need to build upon this success, implementing improvements to be sure our current and future generations are given every opportunity for continued success. Done well, our children and youth will enter the 21st Century with excellent communication skills, powerful problem solving capability, informed critical thinking and a vast understanding of the manner in which our world works.
We must continue to work together. We must continue to support teachers, students, and families and ensure all students have opportunities to learn. Our children are our future, our legacy, and our greatest resource.