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Campaign day travels

Saturday, I spoke with many people from Somersett, Sutro, Keystone and W. 7th st. There was one prevailing concept that kept coming up, that no book wants to be judged by its cover, but by its core and character. It is time to read the book and treat one another with dignity, respect, honor and love. There is much contained in the chrysalis. We need to listen to our parents and educators, we need to know our students! This idea resounds in the hearts of our community. Opportunity is for all students! Let’s WIN!!! Together we prepare kids for life.
We will be out in a community near you, look for us.

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WEA/WESP

Tonight I had the pleasure to meet with the folks of WEA/WESP. They had some great questions. I talked about strategy to curb student to student and student to teacher abuse and remove inequitable burdens on teachers. I mentioned the inequality of the weighted funding to the students outside of the margin, how profoundly gifted and learning disabled are provided more funding while the bulk are marginalized. I explained some of my vision and how innovation further finds schools funding. I provided my thoughts on stewardship of resources. I talked about listening to the educator (specifically through the pandemic) and if we don’t we fail them.

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McQueen-Hug-Verdi-Mogul-Sparks-Rita Cannon-W. 7th-Robb

Today we visited and met many great people in quite a few areas. People are happy to support the hope in the vision. The encouragement today was wonderful and the smoke was cleared out after weeks of haze.

The people of District E’s support is awesome.

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Family

My family out and about in the community placing signs in District E. During our journey we visited W. 7th and Keystone and then traveled to visit our friends by Traner MS and Glenn Duncan. We had ice cream and finished up in Panther Valley, Golden Valley and Parr Blvd. Family is first #1. Our precious families build and unite our communities. Let’s invest in and protect them!   

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Fit Learning

I met with the good people of Fit Learning:

The Fit Learning Model isolates core learning skills and trains children to fluency – a measure of true mastery or proficiency. 

Their method is a profoundly lifechanging process that consistently produces 1 to 2 years growth in 40 hours. They make learning effortless for the gifted and talented, average, struggling, or learning disabled in their scientific cognitive learning approach, with a focused class full of joy.

Cognitive Fitness

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Matthews thoughts

My biggest personal passionate opinion of the importance of intrinsic motivation of the student is seen here in action and gets the job done. I can see children benefitting in progressing through Fit Learnings program to mastery and then going back to public school or supplemented.

It was great to see a system that assists children, many who may not otherwise get a chance. Allowing for mastery in subject matter is so important, where some children may be forgotten and passed through school without merit, never reaching their goals or potential! 

The WCSD one size fits all approach causes trouble later if we don’t invest now. When a child falls outside the Districts pre-set model, the child is labeled learning disabled. Struggling students or students with autism are boxed without a way out or way to express their value. Marginalized education does not understand fully how to take care of children outside of “the” margin. Instead we realize each child is special and we need reach into that box to find the gold that the child can hold and grow from and I commend this organization.

We need to supplement our schools with programs like this that alleviate the burden on schools by bridging over to external specialists like this if schools are unable to properly assist and get our kids the help or growth they need. We also need to bring back our community programs that strengthen us, this includes each purposeful organization. Community unity and championing innovation.

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Visit to Montello and Fife area 6/20

I am truly humbled by the rich character and true concern I was met with by the residents near Traner and Glenn Duncan schools, doing what’s right, community and character is very important to this community, I can’t wait to go back.

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Chat With A Retired Principal & Educator

Today I had a chat with a retired educator.

We discussed the burden our teachers hold. He said anything more added to the teachers is too much. I agreed and suggested we need to relieve the burden. We must understand what isn’t working. Too much testing? Ineffective programs or initiatives? Teachers can tell us what these are.

I discussed with him my idea to lesson these burdens by invigorating and motivating students to believe in themselves; to ignite the fire and desire they need to trust and appreciate their education. We also spoke about how the environment outside of school can be very difficult for students, but what is learned in school including academia, character and motivation is something that transcends many years of a child’s life and is more powerful than any temporary circumstance. Role play will be a vital tool that can be used to bring awareness to key issues! We agreed parents, community and the district must be unified once again and how valuable this is. At this discussion, he said, “I’m softened“ and I could tell he was excited as he thanked me for running.

Dear teachers,

Thank you now and before, your lasting impressions strengthens and adds value to our lives!

Sincerely,

Your students

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WSCPOA

Last night I had the pleasure of virtually visiting with the fine people of the Washoe County School Police Officer Association. They asked many good and thoughtful questions. I shared the message of unity, character, motivation and future. We honor the Officers that protect and serve our schools. They instill unforgettable values to our students that will join our communities. They are the face of the authority of morality. We must back them up.

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ACTIONN

In virtual distance, I met with the kind people of https://actionn.org/ 501 (c)3 today and answered some questions on school safety, the COVID strategy, WCSD budget stewardship, diversity and student character. Explained my vision of knowing the student and knowing the student future and how this relieves the burden on the community post-graduation. The group enjoyed the message and I enjoyed the thoughtful questions. Washoe Co. people do care!

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Out and about in Washoe County

I was out in 89512 the other day and met with a gentlemen who said, “My cousin wants to be a gangster when he grows up.” He was saddened, but the hope in the message of future encouraged him. We must reach our children.