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I’m speaking up because I know that all IPS kids can achieve

Nov 2, 202302 min read
I’m speaking up because I know that all IPS kids can achieve
I know firsthand what is on the other side of not getting a great education that sets you up for success. I know what it is to work multiple jobs and still struggle to pay bills. I know how hard it was to get my life back on track. I went to an IPS high […]

Watch what I asked IPS leaders

Nov 1, 202303 min read
Watch what I asked IPS leaders
As a parent and a community member who loves this city and cares about the kids in Indianapolis, I decided to speak at the IPS Action Session in October. I shared my story with IPS leaders. I asked them to grow the schools that work, schools like the one my son attends. I know that […]

Press play to watch why I want IPS to grow schools that work

Oct 25, 202301 min read
Press play to watch why I want IPS to grow schools that work
I want my children to have an equitable education because it is something all kids deserve. Because I know there are schools here in Indy doing a much better job of closing the opportunity gap, I hope that IPS looks at those schools and partners that can get results for kids like mine. There is […]

I want to see the IPS district and all its students succeed

Oct 17, 202302 min read
I want to see the IPS district and all its students succeed
It is not a secret that there are opportunity gaps in the IPS district, but I believe if we grow the schools that are working, we can begin to close those gaps. I believe IPS can be a district where all students achieve no matter their race or income level. Having a district free of […]

Change only happens if we keep showing up

Oct 6, 202302 min read
Change only happens if we keep showing up
As a parent, all I want is for my kids to have what I didn’t have, which is why I have spent years advocating for IPS leaders to grow schools that are closing the opportunity gap. Join me by signing this petition asking leaders to grow proven models. My children’s IPS school has a lower […]

Our kids can’t wait

Sep 29, 202302 min read
Our kids can’t wait
Over two years ago, I posted this video. In it, I talk about the opportunity gap in IPS and why I want to see more just and equitable schools. Since then, two of my children have started attending one of the schools in our city that is doing a much better job of closing the […]

I’m speaking up because I know that all IPS kids can achieve

Nov 2, 202302 min read
I’m speaking up because I know that all IPS kids can achieve
I know firsthand what is on the other side of not getting a great education that sets you up for success. I know what it is to work multiple jobs and still struggle to pay bills. I know how hard it was to get my life back on track. I went to an IPS high […]

Watch what I asked IPS leaders

Nov 1, 202303 min read
Watch what I asked IPS leaders
As a parent and a community member who loves this city and cares about the kids in Indianapolis, I decided to speak at the IPS Action Session in October. I shared my story with IPS leaders. I asked them to grow the schools that work, schools like the one my son attends. I know that […]

Press play to watch why I want IPS to grow schools that work

Oct 25, 202301 min read
Press play to watch why I want IPS to grow schools that work
I want my children to have an equitable education because it is something all kids deserve. Because I know there are schools here in Indy doing a much better job of closing the opportunity gap, I hope that IPS looks at those schools and partners that can get results for kids like mine. There is […]

I want to see the IPS district and all its students succeed

Oct 17, 202302 min read
I want to see the IPS district and all its students succeed
It is not a secret that there are opportunity gaps in the IPS district, but I believe if we grow the schools that are working, we can begin to close those gaps. I believe IPS can be a district where all students achieve no matter their race or income level. Having a district free of […]

Change only happens if we keep showing up

Oct 6, 202302 min read
Change only happens if we keep showing up
As a parent, all I want is for my kids to have what I didn’t have, which is why I have spent years advocating for IPS leaders to grow schools that are closing the opportunity gap. Join me by signing this petition asking leaders to grow proven models. My children’s IPS school has a lower […]

Our kids can’t wait

Sep 29, 202302 min read
Our kids can’t wait
Over two years ago, I posted this video. In it, I talk about the opportunity gap in IPS and why I want to see more just and equitable schools. Since then, two of my children have started attending one of the schools in our city that is doing a much better job of closing the […]