Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not be a resource for instruction or services in the school.
Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.
Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.
School districts should be able to use taxpayer money for lobbying the state legislature.
School districts should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.
At school, students should be able to speak freely and civilly about matters of conscience and faith, including Christianity.
Students should not be allowed to pray in school.
What is the function of the local school board?
The local school board is established to serve the public trust. To utilize the funding that it receives through local and state revenue/ tax, to ensure that the money is being used wisely, and to build relationships with the community, business leaders and fellow Board Trustees.
Who should have the authority to set curriculum and determine resources used in those curricula?
The Local School Board and State Board of Education should have authority in setting curriculum and administering resources used in our children’s education.
Please list in order the following priorities in relation to the role of a K-12 public school (omitting any that do not apply): Mathematics, Information Technology, Science, Political Activism, Personal Finances, Gender Identity, Physical Fitness, American History, Critical Race Theory, Language Arts, Art & Music, Vocational Learning, Sexuality, Foreign Language, Social Emotional Learning
Reading, writing, mathematics, science, American History, art and music, physical fitness, vocational education, personal finance, information technologies, foreign languages, community service and wellbeing resources.
Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.
Schools should use Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum and resources to teach emotions, values, and relationships.
I support the teaching of the 1619 Project emphasizing slavery and racism as the foundation of American history.
When students are taught courses such as Comprehensive Sex Ed (CSE) or Social Emotional Learning (SEL), they must opt-in with written parental permission.
Parents are the ultimate authority in their child’s education and should be able to freely pursue whatever educational options they deem best for their child.
No school official should be involved in the sexual transitioning of a student. All issues on this subject should be referred to the parents of the student.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality that is necessary for our system of limited government.
Teachers should not use alternative names and pronouns without parental permission.
Therapy to help children turn from unwanted same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria should be banned.
I support allowing students to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms, and to participate in athletic competition based on the gender with which they identify instead of biological sex.
No healthcare diagnosis or treatment, whether mental, reproductive, or otherwise, should be given to a child without first receiving written consent from the parent.
Who is responsible for teaching sexual education to children, and what is the appropriate age when it should be taught?
Parents/ family/ approved caregiver - written consent prior to school sex Ed curriculum. Appropriate age for sex education in schools- earliest 7th grade.
If you support the teaching of Sex Ed, please answer the following question: Sexual education should include these topics (list all that apply and add your own, if needed) -- Physical and emotional health outcomes; contraceptive methods; consent; abstinence; sexual orientation and gender identity; human anatomy/the reproductive system; abortion methods and side effects; stages of pregnancy and fetal development; sex acts and pleasures of sex
Human anatomy/ reproductive system Consent Abstinence Physical and mental outcomes Options for contraception ( barriers only) Stages of pregnancy and fetal development
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a Christian and believe that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior, my hope and future is in Jesus. I value family, the biblical word, the US constitution and the service to others that each teaches. I also value freedom, independence and the ability to practice one's own faith.
Why are you running for this office?
As a lifelong Houstonian and a strong supporter of education in our community, I know that our families, communities and most importantly, our children are in need of honest leadership for our public schools.
A candidate's personal moral values should not be relevant when considering a candidacy for elective office.
Which of the 11 objectives specified in the Texas Education Code is your highest priority?
Equal educational services or opportunities for all students.
What books have had the most profound impact on your view of life?
Bible Bible studies History of US Art education and art in history
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
As a Mother of 3 children in both public and private education, I was very involved in all facets of the educational process. I was born and raised and educated in District VII, and understand the needs, issues and concerns of the citizens of District VII and the city of Houston. I have also served on various boards that serve the betterment of Houstonians and our visitors.
Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?
Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.
Voting record and political support
Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I know we have great opportunities and that our children need to be prepared to enter into all that is ahead. We need strong fundamentals to build on. All children have equal educational opportunities and improving educational outcomes.
Teachers who are licensed to carry should be allowed to carry guns at school.
Do you support mandatory vaccinations for children attending public school?