Why I'm Running

GOLDMANS_2016_31.JPGAs a Tulsa Public Schools teacher and education nonprofit coordinator I saw first-hand that EVERY child can learn and achieve if offered a high-quality education and the supports they need to be successful

Now as a new mother, I dream of a day when I, and every parent in Tulsa, can feel confident our children will receive an excellent education in our local, neighborhood schools. I'm running for school board for Tulsa Public Schools District 2 to help make this dream come true.

The decisions made by our school board have a direct impact on the learning experiences of students and the climate and culture of our schools. Yet, only one person on our current school board has ever worked in public education.

My husband and I have been actively involved in this community because we believe positive change happens when neighbors know each other and work together to solve problems. Many of the best ideas about how to help our children succeed are the ideas discussed around kitchen tables, and I want to make sure those ideas are heard and discussed at the boardroom table.

ALL kids in our community deserve to be represented well, so please come out and vote on February 14th! Together we can be ONE city with MANY voices where ALL kids have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential.

Amy Shelton


* Educational Equity - Every child in Tulsa should be able to go to their local, neighborhood school and be offered a high-quality education and the supports they need to be successful. We must ensure that educational opportunity and student outcomes are not predictable by zip code.

* Teacher Retention - We must recruit and retain high-quality teachers for every classroom. As a teacher I was most engaged and effective when I felt equipped and supported. We can offer incentives to teachers who stay in our high-turnover schools and ensure teachers have the resources they need.

Strategic Investment - We must better coordinate with community partners so that students get the most benefit possible out of every education dollar spent. We can make sure all schools have strong Partners in Education and work with those partners to reach key outcomes.


 District 2 Schools:

{Elementary} Burroughs, Kendall-Whittier, McKinley, Mitchell, Owen, Sequoyah, Springdale

{Secondary} Booker T. Washington HS, Carver MS, Rogers JH and HS