Growing up, I was intimidated by math and science. A couple years ago, a sophomore, Audrey, received a UA+Ed grant to start a First Robotics Team at UAHS. She filled the team with a majority of female students and had a female advisor. Some of these girls had no background in robotics, but they joined the team and each played an important role. They made it to the national competition their first year. Looking back, I wish that I had had more opportunities in STEM education, especially as a female.
Before I joined the board (which was a long time ago) I didn't realize the support given by the UA+Ed beyond grants. The board and staff participate in district committees, help connect teachers and students to community members, and serve as ambassadors to support the School District's Strategic Plan.
My husband, Price, and I love to start the morning walking our dog. We usually wind up at the coffee shop. We have two boys (UAHS class of '11 & '14) who continually open our eyes to great new music and films.
I love to plan events that bring people together and show others a side of life that they have always wanted to explore. In high school, I would have wanted to be a student leader of UAHS IDEA Day. This is a day that is created for students (and teachers) to take a risk and try something new. Everyday should be IDEA Day!
Did you know that the Upper Arlington Alumni Association and UA+Ed are connected? This information was new to me! As a UA alumna, I am so excited to grow the awareness of this connection to alums all over the globe.
You can usually find me wearing black and gold and cheering on my entire family in one way or another. My husband, Chris, and I have three children and they are involved in various sports and activities. They are future graduates of UAHS and I am proud to be a part of an organization that supports their school district in so many wonderful ways.