I’ve been a fan of Ashley Sabo going on a year and a half now. Oddly enough, I first “met” her through a Rodel-Vision conference on Twitter! Life is funny like that. But Sabo represents the very best of what a school board member can offer. She is a compassionate mom and wife, very involved with the community, attends most of the Red Clay board meetings and has for a very long time, gives public comment, is a CASA officer in Delaware (helping out kids in foster parent situations), was very involved in Red Clay’s inclusion policy, and fully supports the most fundamental and crucial of parental rights when it comes to education.
I’ve met and spoken with Sabo many times and she is one of those who just gets it. She understands that far too many of the bad education policy in Delaware, as well as America, is not good for students. I wish I lived in Red Clay so I could vote for her, but I strongly encourage all Red Clay Consolidated School District citizens to vote for Sabo on May 9th.
The Red Clay Education Association voted to endorse Sabo for Red Clay’s Board of Education in the upcoming election. As the largest school district in the state, this is a huge endorsement for Sabo!
Some of the posts on her Facebook candidate page clearly illustrate why she should get your vote in Red Clay!
A year ago I made public comment at the board meeting about the need for more play and hands on learning in kindergarten. I still firmly believe kids, and not just kindergarteners, benefit from LESS rigor – fewer worksheets, less time at their desk – and MORE active learning – greater time using play to learn, more hands on activities. We need to help instil the LOVE of learning in kids!
For the past 3 years I have attended the majority of board meetings, making public comment when issues arose that needed to be addressed. I have attended countless committee meetings working tirelessly to ensure that decisions the district makes benefit all students. I have met with teachers on my own time to hear their concerns about different topics.
I am involved as a parent and will be even more involved as an elected board member.
As a parent of a high schooler in general education classes with no supports, an elementary student in a general education classroom with supports and a paraprofessional and a youngster who would love if there were more pre-k programs I have a wide variety of experience in the world of education.
BUT…. I am not a teacher. They are the ones working tirelessly for our children and they are the ones greatly affected by policy changes. I value their experience and knowledge.
…I am committed to listening to our educators – making decisions that not only benefit all students but also help teachers spend more time teaching and less time navigating policy changes and paperwork.
I am beyond thankful for the wonderful teachers in my life and my children’s’ lives.
Next week, there will be a “Meet The Candidate Night” at Café Napoli Restaurant and Pizzeria at 4391 Kirkwood Hwy, in Wilmington on Wednesday, March 29th from 7pm to 9pm.