Nelson wants to increase listening, planning, and community engagement to create collaboration . Nelson wants to use her experience on the Kyrene Superintendent Community Council to cooperate with community stakeholders and develop sustainable goals . She wants to find ways to increase community feedback on board initiatives .
Nelson supports increased funding, especially for Special Education and classroom support professionals . She opposes the expansion of school vouchers. She hopes to advocate for capital bonds to maintain repairs and school infrastructure .
Nelson wants to improve teacher retention rates in Kyrene . She hopes to encourage more people to become teachers through higher funding and salaries . She supported the allocation of new funds to increase Kyrene employees’ salaries .
Nelson wants the educational experience to cater to each student’s unique emotional and academic needs and pays attention to individuality . She hopes to design learning environments for students through social-emotional learning . To address declining enrollment, Nelson wants to expand the Kyrene Traditional Academy and the dual language academies .
Nelson hopes to have full-time mental health counselors at all elementary school sites .
Nelson is concerned with the success of students regarding IEPs and 504s, and wants to increase special education staff to resolve this .
Nelson supports the current Kyrene security measures, including the emergency plan. She believes the Kyrene Support and Response team, school resources officers, mental health support strategies, badge-controlled access, and secure front lobbies are critical .
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