Close to Home Values
Utilizing Readily Available Resources
Recruiting & Retaining High Quality Educators
Collaborative Community Approach
Pitt County Schools has numerous valuable opportunities across the district. However, availability does not equal access. Kelly will work to educate the community about the opportunities available, while also working to make the opportunities accessible for all children across the district. She will do this by remaining engaged and aware, working collaboratively with community partners, and seeing her fellow board members as a team of individuals who can accomplish more together than apart.
Educate the community about the schools with a focus: dual and immersion language programs; STEAM; AVID; global health & wellness; and the arts. Families deserve choice, and Pitt County Schools offers a wide variety of choices that are sure to fit a family’s needs and interests.
Work to create opportunities for each child to engage with extra-curricular enrichment activities by addressing barriers such as transportation, distance, and cost.
Ensure that necessary resources are provided to schools, allowing children, teachers, administrators, and staff to have a safe environment, up-to-date materials, and access to technology to learn and achieve academic success.
The educators in Pitt County Schools have worked so hard in the face of challenges these past two years, and they deserve to be heard, supported, and compensated.
In order for our students to achieve academic success, our teachers must have support from administrators, parents, and the community. When our teachers are taken care of, our children will be taken care of.
Teachers will come and teachers will stay when they are given access to the resources they need, including space, support services, compensation, and respect.
Schools are foundational to the health and wealth of our community, and we all have a responsibility to be part of the education of our children. Involvement is important, but engagement is what makes the difference.
Collaborating with schools in addition to giving to schools. Engagement involves a two-way process - schools relaying information and needs to parents, and parents relaying information, needs, and services to schools.
Communicating with your child’s teachers and administrators regularly
Volunteering in the school and your child’s classroom when possible, and working with your child’s teacher to brainstorm ways to help that accommodate all schedules
Being present on campus and supporting the students’ achievements in extra-curricular enrichment activities, including athletics, Science Olympiad, Battle of the Books, Mock Trial, band & orchestra, and so many more
Serving with the PTA, the School Improvement Team, and other leadership opportunities within the school system
Volunteering to assist with afterschool enrichment activities
Being educated about and advocating for policies that support a sound basic education for each child
Making a personal connection!