I have a passion for providing immigrant and urban children with a great education so that they can be successful in America. This is my 8th year on the school board. Over the past few years I have helped design and build the new school playground and I have tutored immigrant adults who are learning English and and are studying to take the U.S. citizenship test. I enjoy traveling internationally and have been involved with improving access to education for Mayan girls in small villages in Guatemala. Professionally, I have worked as an architect in the Kansas City area for 30 years.