Tom spent his professional career advocating for the needs of kids in Covington and kids throughout Kentucky. From working on the front lines as a youth worker in summer programs to leading state policy and advocacy efforts to ensure every kid has access to high quality after school programs, Tom is committed to building a better future for kids. That is why he is running for a seat on the Covington Board of Education. He's a third generation Covingtonian who grew up in Latonia, and now lives in the Peaselburg neighborhood. He received a world-class and diverse education in Covington's public school system and then went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in Political Science a Master’s in Public Administration.
The public-school system in Covington needs leaders with vision, compassion and common sense – qualities Tom will bring to the table if elected. His goals for the public-school system are simple – children deserve schools that are excellent, engaged and equitable. With high expectations and a culture of excellence, Tom wants to ensure that every graduating senior pursues their own path to success. With increased engagement in our neighborhoods, Tom wants to grow enrollment, parental engagement and community support for the schools. With an increased focus on equity, Tom believes we can ensure that every student, no matter their zip code or skin color, receives an excellent education.