FOR BREVARD DISTRICT 2 SCHOOL BOARD
As a father of five, two currently enrolled in our Brevard County school district, I understand the perspective of the parent.
As a 20 year math teacher currently working in our school system, I know the changes that can be made for our students.
When you vote for me, you vote for our students and their future.
STUDENTS OVER POLITICS.
Gene has had the pleasure of being a middle school and high school mathematics teacher for almost two decades, spending the past six years as an educator for Brevard County.
His time working in the school system brings a unique and detailed knowledge of the district, the budgeting process, and a strong understanding and appreciation of the diverse needs of the Brevard County students, parents, and community.
Gene currently is the Guidance Service Professional (Testing Coordinator) at Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. school. In their free time, Gene and his wife of 30 years, Adrienne, enjoy various outdoor activities such as biking, kayaking, golfing, or just spending as much quality time as they can with their five children.
PROTECT IN SCHOOLS
through continuing to test and evaluate school safety measure
PROTECT THE CURRICULUM
by making sure that our children's education is not agenda driven and libraries are filled with age appropriate materials
PROTECT THEIR FUTURE
by expanding our College and Career programs that would include emphasis on the trades while continuing to prepare students to go on to 4 year universities
Putting Students First, Protecting Parents’ Rights
The DeSantis Education Agenda: Putting Students First, Protecting Parents’ Rights is an initiative focused on setting Florida’s children up for success, ensuring parental rights in education, and combatting woke agendas from infiltrating public schools.
I will fight to protect the rights of parents to be involved in the education process of their children here in Brevard County. I believe that education should be a "partnership" between Parents, Students, Teachers, Administration, and Community.
CRITICAL RACE THEORY
I believe that simply teaching a child that everything that has happened or will happen in this world is "racists" and that he or she is part of the problem because of the color of their skin is not only detrimental to the child but also violates existing law. For this reason alone CRT has no place in education.
For more information about CRT please visit - The Heritage Foundation April 22nd, 2021
I believe Parents are the ones that can best determine their child's unique educational needs, and it's through school choice programs such as recently passed House Bill 7045 that gives the power to the parents where it should be. For more information visit house bill 7045
STANDARDIZED TESTS- "HIGH STAKES TESTING"
I believe that Florida has taken a HUGE step forward with introducing a Legislative proposal (F.A.S.T.)that will reduce test time by 75%, give teachers and parents more impactful and timely input, and fully eliminate common core!!
With this transition to statewide progress monitoring for school accountability, Florida will restore the ability for parents and teachers to have impactful conversations about students’ growth and inform parents’ ability to help their children grow by:
Becoming the 1st State in the Nation to switch from end of the year assessments to state standards-aligned progress monitoring for accountability;
Minimizing the stress of testing to three much shorter tests in the Fall, Winter and Spring that will inform students, teachers and parents about students’ growth, rather than a single lengthy end-of-year assessment that halts learning and leaves zero opportunity for improvement; and
Reducing testing time an average of 75% through progress monitoring, increasing time for teaching and providing more timely, usable feedback to help students reach their unique goals.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FSA AND THE F.A.S.T. PLAN
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