I am a fierce advocate for education. As Founder/CEO of Skyepack, a local curriculum development and educational technology firm serving over 200 schools and colleges, I have championed access, affordability, and equity in education. I will bring that same passion to the West Lafayette School Board.
I have lived in West Lafayette for 20 years. I graduated from Purdue with BS & MS degrees in Aerospace Engineering, and an MBA. I have also had the pleasure of teaching classes in Purdue's Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program.
Kristin and I met as students at Purdue, and held our wedding at the Purdue Union. Kristin graduated from Purdue with a degree in Movement & Sport Science, and from the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy. She has worked as an Occupational Therapist in various local clinics and long-term care facilities. Kristin and I have two daughters, Aubrey in 5th grade, and Alison in 3rd grade. You can find us walking on Purdue's campus or riding bikes and hiking at Prophetstown State Park.
I'm Running For...
Decisions will be made openly, with deliberate inclusion of community input.
All parents, students, teachers, and staff will have direct access to the school board. They will be encouraged to provide feedback and voice concerns.
All concerns will be considered with empathy, and we will work collaboratively to find solutions for every family.
Barriers to effective communication will be removed, creating a culture of openness.
We will develop a culture of continuous improvement, always seeking feedback and looking for ways to strengthen our exceptional district.
Our teachers are some of the best in the country. We will aggressively pursue ways to improve their teaching experience and provide them with everything they need to do what they love.
We will better leverage the resources available within Purdue and the community.
We will create more opportunities for every student to excel through community partnerships, special services, advanced studies, and duel credit.
We will utilize cutting-edge educational research to inform policy decisions and develop innovative new programs.