Holly grew up in and around Wichita, attended USD 259 schools, and knows the power good listening has in getting problems solved. She is the mom of a USD 259 student, a wife of nearly two decades, and a businesswoman that is ready for change on the Wichita School Board. Holly's priorities are recruiting and retaining high-quality educators, USD-wide access to mental health opportunities, and ensuring that all decisions are rooted in equity, inclusion, and empathy.
Nothing is more important to Holly than making sure her child is safe, feels accepted, and knows that he is loved. This love and acceptance extends to all children, especially those who don’t have parents or guardians who love and accept them for who they are, regardless of what society says they should be. Holly is passionate about providing children with opportunities to feel safe and secure while learning; removing this barrier can allow kids to thrive and to become what they choose to be. Holly will strive to bring students, parents, professionals, and educators together to continue making USD 259 the best school district in Kansas.