Biography and Background
I am the former President of the Idaho State Board of Education and seven-year board member. I served as Chair of the Policy and Planning Committee, and the Instructional, Research and Student Affairs Committee. I was a member of the State’s Accountability and Oversight committee and chaired the Board’s Audit Committee. I was Co-Chair to Governor Little’s Education Task Force and committee chair for Governor Otter’s Higher Education Task Force. I served as a school board member in Cassia County for ten years, five as chair, and was on the executive committee for the Idaho School Board’s Association as a regional chair. I chaired the Re-Opening Idaho Schools committee and was a member of Governor Little’s K-12 council. Adding to my long service in education, I served on Idaho’s dual credit and technology task forces. Active in my community, I am a former Library Trustee, Arts Council president and Republican precinct chairman. I worked for the College of Southern Idaho as a GED instructor and have been the Public Information Officer for Cassia School District for the last 9 years. I started my journey in education as a substitute teacher for 6 years. My husband, David, and I are a fourth-generation farm family. We live in Oakley, where we raised our four children. We are proud grandparents to two little boys.
Top 3 Issues
Integrity in Affiliation
Section 4(A). I am frustrated about how the Biden Administration and the U.S. Congress have spent and spent, allowing inflation to hit levels not seen in 40 years and continuing to drive the federal debt to $30 trillion. I do not support, however, abolishing the Federal Reserve and then giving the fiscally irresponsible Congress direct control over monetary policy.