Heather is a dedicated school board candidate with a passion for improving the public education system in the Penn Hills school district. As the only LGBT board member and parent of a child with neuro-diversity, Heather is committed to ensuring that all students have access to a high-quality education.
Penn Hills is currently ranked in the bottom 15% of all schools in Pennsylvania and faces significant attendance issues. The district also has a high number of Special Needs students and is considered the most diverse district in Allegheny County with a demographic ratio of 70% black, 25% white, and 5% mixed.
In 2024, Heather's daughter, who has Level 1 Autism, will attend school in the district. This personal connection to the district's challenges fuels Heather's desire to make a positive impact. She plans to address the root causes of the district's struggles and turn these ratings around.
Heather's goal is to improve the district, not just for her daughter but for all children who are falling behind in the public school system. As a board member, she plans to work tirelessly to ensure that all students have access to a high-quality education, regardless of their background or circumstances.
If elected, Heather will be a powerful advocate for the students, teachers, and families of the Penn Hills school district. Her dedication and drive make her an excellent choice for voters who believe in the power of education to transform lives.