Tallahassee Democrat  response when asked to give myself a letter grade on how LCS handled the pandemic. Grade: None I am incredibly proud of the creative and compassionate response of the Leon County School Board, the Superintendent and our dedicated employees. When life changed overnight, we sprang into action for our children and families. Our digital platforms forContinue reading

It’s about communication-not a logo

It’s true that the district needs a special education teacher at Kate Sullivan Elementary School. But it’s not that we don’t have the funds to hire the teacher, as was implied in a recent news article. We simply can’t find a qualified applicant. We are in the throes of a national teacher shortage. So howContinue reading “It’s about communication-not a logo”

Forty-seven cents per student just won’t cut it

Opinion: Rosanne Wood, Your Turn Published 2:00 p.m. ET April 21, 2018 The Florida Legislature allocated public schools a whopping 47 cents more per student for discretionary spending for the upcoming school year. In real terms, considering rising insurance premiums and inflation — that’s a big cut. Last year the school board received a hundredContinue reading “Forty-seven cents per student just won’t cut it”

Leon County School Board signs resolution against arming teachers

Published 8:58 p.m. ET March 27, 2018, Tallahassee Democrat I was proud to introduce a resolution to make sure only certified law enforcement officers are armed on our school campuses. This is all about keeping our students safe and our school employees focused on their mission- to educate kids! The School Board voted  unanimously toContinue reading “Leon County School Board signs resolution against arming teachers”

Great School Choices in Every Neighborhood

  Here I am proposing a Magnet School/Choice Task Force to the Superintendent and School Board. Americans love choice; walk through the cereal or toothpaste aisle at any store if you’re not convinced. All parents want the very best for their children. Many are willing to make sacrifices of money and convenience to enroll theirContinue reading “Great School Choices in Every Neighborhood”

Thank You Scientists!

Next month I’m getting cataract surgery- I’ve worn glasses since the 6th grade. With new multi-focal lenses, I likely won’t ever have to wear glasses again. In places like Burma, doctors are curing the blind with 20-minute cataract surgeries. -Thank you scientists. Today I was directed here by GPS with this very small device thatContinue reading “Thank You Scientists!”