|Name||Aaron Andrew Jahneke|
|Address||4053 West Mission Lane |
Phoenix, Arizona 85051, United States
|| August 03, 1976
|Last Modifed||Thomas Walker|
Jul 14, 2008 10:36am
Young Democrats - Lutheran -
|Info||I am running for the Washington School Board because I know the district well. I grew up attending Washington Elementary District #6 from 1982-1989. During that time I witnessed a lot of changes to the district. Demographics and socioeconomic circumstances have changed considerably. Moreover, English Language Learners (ELL) and special education student enrollment numbers have soared since the 1990s. This, coupled with decreased state funding as a result of the district no longer being in a “growth” area have led to unique challenges in the district. |
Having said that, I believe every child CAN and SHOULD learn. I want to improve the culture of the Washington Elementary School District by increasing community outreach and promoting the many good things the district does on a daily basis to increase student learning. I will fight to improve the morale for both employees and students at the middle school sites to ensure that students are safer and happier to be at their schools. This can and will be done by empowering the parents, administrators, and educators to collaborate more effectively together in the decision-making process.
I hope to work with my fellow board members and the superintendent to develop better marketing materials to encourage parents who send their kids to charter or private schools to engage in a dialogue with us about what we could do to make them more comfortable returning their kids to our public school system. We owe these parents not just the opportunity to engage with us but also the chance to earn their trust again.
Finally, I believe in my core that every student at every grade level should be given the opportunity to receive a quality public education like the one I received. I believe my time as a former HOA president, a former student body president, and as a member of the education organization “Support Our Schools AZ” gives me the patience and perspective to be a good governing board member.
If you are interested in helping my campaign, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com. Contributions can be made out to: Aaron Jahneke 2008, 4053 W Mission Lane, Phoenix AZ 85051. Please include your employer information and your occupation in the memo line of the check. Thank you very much!