Judy is running to serve on the Board for the first time in 2022.
Judy has been an IT professional for over 30 years and has also served the P-CCS community as an administrator on a very popular Facebook discussion page.
Judy was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from Baltimore City Public Schools. She completed her Bachelors of Science degree in Information Technology Management. After working at the FDIC for several years in the Washington, DC area, she moved to Michigan in the 1990s and settled in Plymouth Township in 2001.
Judy has more than 30 years of leadership experience delivering large software solutions in both the US and Canada. She has served for many years as a community volunteer leader in the Plymouth-Canton community.
Judy’s children were adopted as preschoolers from China and attended a small private school in early elementary. In 2015, Judy and her husband transferred their then 6th and 3rd grade children to the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools after an exhaustive comparison of the private, charter and public schools in Plymouth, Canton and the surrounding communities. As a mother of children who began life in poorly resourced environments, she is deeply aware of the powerful impact a quality, equitable public education can have on the success of our children.
Judy is running for school board out of her deep understanding that strong partnerships between families, schools, and the community better ensures the success of all of our children. She wants to ensure that all children have a safe learning environment, with the staff (teachers, administrative and support staff) and resources they need to excel. She will work to hold leaders accountable for advancing the District’s mission and to seek input of all stakeholders (students, parents, teachers, and community).
1. Ensure equitable allocation of resources so that every child has what they need to excel and educators have the tools needed to support students’ growth and development.
2. Maintain a sense of safety (physical, psychological, etc.) for both students and staff
3. Foster an environment where every student can achieve to the best of their potential and focus on closing achievement gaps
4. Evaluate the district discipline policies and practices to ensure discipline and restorative practices are fair and benefit all children
5. Improve district and community relationship by providing timely, transparent messaging