Welcome! Thank you for electing me to serve as one of your ISD279 School Board members for the term ending December 31, 2022.

I ran for school board because I believe we have a strong school district that can become even stronger. My vision continues to be that we are and can continue to be a preferred district of choice for parents and students. I envision a future for our district in which every child’s unique skills and capabilities are nurtured and enriched through variety, engagement, and educational innovation. I envision an environment in which teachers are encouraged to experiment, pilot, and bring forward their best ideas everyday.Website Photo

I am working to accelerate the strengths of our district including the variety of our educational choices, robust community partnerships, and strong fiscal stewardship while addressing the areas that need improvement such as the achievement gap among students of color and the gap in performance among some of our schools. As community members, parents, students, and educators, we all share in our district’s mission “To inspire and prepare all students with the confidence, courage and competence to achieve their dreams; contribute to community; and engage in a lifetime of learning.” As we serve together in this mission, it is critical that we understand that our students each have their own story to tell and their own path to accomplish their individual success story. I believe that our district can build on its unique set of educational opportunities to support each student on their path to achieving their dreams.

See Meet Tanya tab to learn more about my background and experience