I taught for 10 years in the White Bear Lake school district. As an educator, I want to see all students receive the tools needed to succeed at the highest level. I am proud that ISD 199 is expanding their College and Career Readiness program and I am excited to see our students benefit from those offerings. I am also excited to hear that our district is re-thinking Honors classes at the Middle School and wants to make sure that all students have access to challenging curriculum and experience academic success. AVID is an integral part in this, as it exists to help students in the academic middle gain the skills necessary to thrive academically. In addition to these programs, ISD 199 continues to offer a wide variety of Advanced Placement classes and continues to push students to challenge themselves academically. As an educator, I want to see these trends continue to grow! In addition to academics, I want to help our district continue to lean into educating the whole student, helping them learn the skills to be great neighbors, great friends and great leaders.