"We must move beyond the competition that governs our educational systems and foster a collaborative environment where our local school systems work together to ensure every student receives a great education."
Ward 6 is home to many excellent public and public charter schools and our children attend great schools in all parts of the District.
I was sworn in as the Ward 6 representative to the State Board of Education on January 2, 2015. For nearly 15 years, I have worked with our Ward 6 school leaders, educators, parents and students to understand challenges we face, celebrate successes and problem-solve at the school level. My years of service mean I know the issues facing our public school systems like few others. And, as a parent of two middle school students who attend our neighborhood school, I have faced the same decisions as other parents as we choose the best education for our children.
I invite you to join my mailing list to stay up to date on the latest work of the State Board of Education, sign-up to get involved with our work in the community, or share your views on the issues impacting our city's schools. You can connect with me @JoeWeedon or on Facebook. And, please feel free to contact me at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org if I can help support you or your school community.
All the best.