I believe the strength of our educational system will determine our future prosperity. For too long, we have failed to properly support our teachers and our students. I believe much of our community, state and world problems can be addressed by returning the educational system to a place that develops the individual, prepares them for life, and engenders a sense of self-respect and self-esteem in all its students. We need to put more resources, time and effort into our education system. My goal is to provide people with the greatest educational opportunities possible at all instructional levels, for everyone, and in every community.
We should dramatically raise the salaries of all teachers, and provide them with the resources they need. Teachers should never have to buy basic supplies with money from their own pockets. I believe that a career in teaching should once again be a coveted position, among the most respected and sought after careers in the U.S. We must do more to make that a reality.
Both of my parents were educators. I saw first-hand how hard they worked; how much they did for their students and the community. Through their work in education and our family staffing business, my parents spent a lifetime teaching people how to be successful in the community, their careers and their lives. In my own company, we have continued the tradition of providing people the tools they need to succeed. Now it’s time to expand the effort to the classroom as we teach and create the next generation of builders, thinkers and creators who will determine our future.