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Election Q&A: Meet Georgetown ISD school board Place 5 candidates
Candidates Melanie Dunham and Eric Robinson speak on Georgetown ISD and the coronavirus pandemic. (Community Impact staff)
Occupation: content strategist
Experience: I am a parent of four GISD kids, an active community volunteer and have been a school trustee for 5 1/2 years.
MD: I strive to be present. I listen to stakeholders—parents, teachers, students, our community—and make communication a priority. I understand the needs of our most vulnerable families and our responsibility to advance learning for every child, whether in person or online, and I will work tirelessly to balance all of this with ever-changing government recommendations, our commitment to fiscal responsibility and data-driven safety protocols that protect both the physical and mental health of students and staff.
Occupation: associate professor, school of education, Baylor University
Experience: I have worked over 30 years directly and indirectly in schools to improve the academic and mental health of students.
ER: As a board member, [I will] emphasize keeping our children, teachers, and staff safe and be guided by public health experts to determine when to open our schools. While teaching online, [I] guarantee 100% of our students have the technology and internet access to be successful, and [I will] help coordinate with our community (Boy’s and Girls’ Club, churches, GoGEO) to provide educational settings for children who have inconsistent adult supervision during the school day.