Michelle has a strong business background in accounting, finance, IT, and project management. Michelle has also taught these key business concepts to high school students preparing them for 21st century jobs through Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Understanding the business market and the need of innovation, Michelle has dedicated her career to helping prepare the next generation of students for the jobs that North Carolina needs to bring to our state. With Michelle's diverse career background in business and education, she will work with educational institutions and the Dept. of Commerce to recruit companies with career jobs to the Triad and ensure that excellent workforce development training programs are funded in NC.
Michelle also understands the struggles of working-class families, especially in times of high inflation and overreaching government controls. She will ensure that North Carolina continues to serve as a model for the rest of the country to follow. Tax reform that empowers families, not government, continues to lower prices at the store and helps families get ahead. Michelle will always work for individual constitutional freedoms and the American Promise. If you work hard, engage in life-long learning, and play by the rules, you can achieve anything in North Carolina.
"Due to the high rise in inflation, the estimated extra cost of gas, groceries, housing, and energy is $7,000 year per household. We must get this under control. Also, local property tax increases have had a negative impact to family budgets this year. I will work to lower NC income taxes and recruit companies into our communities for good-paying jobs and economic growth." Michelle
Michelle is for safe streets and a safe community for all. We must work alongside law enforcement and SROs in our schools to achieve this. Michelle has organized events to support law enforcement to improve community relations and will continue to do so as the next NC Representative in Guilford County.
Michelle will work to ensure crime is not tolerated in North Carolina and that law enforcement and first responders are supported with the resources to do their job. Michelle also believes in restorative practices for incarcerated individuals to improve life success when reentering society.
"The crime rates are high in Greensboro, and I will work to create solutions that lower crime and have safe streets for our children. We as USA citizens have the 2nd amendment right to bear arms. I am in support of this right to protect my family, self, home, and community. Public safety is an ongoing high-priority role of our NC legislature. Our homes, schools, businesses, churches, and community areas must be safe places for all." Michelle
As a first-generation college graduate, Michelle understands the importance of a good education and the role it plays in bettering the lives of all North Carolinians. That is why Michelle has dedicated her life to education. Improving NC student outcomes in reading, writing, math, science, civics, and employable skills is a top priority in the years ahead. Michelle has 15+ years of experience in public education as a teacher and an instructional leader, plus has four children who graduated from Guilford County public schools. She supports parents' educational choices and involvement in their children's schools.
Michelle has been at the forefront of the mantra “Putting our students first” by ensuring that they are career ready by teaching Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes in business, finance, marketing, and Information Technology. She has served as a champion for students by leading extracurriculars such as Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), DECA, Scouts, soccer, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, among others. Michelle believes that students have many possible career paths post-high school and can take pride in the trades, armed services, or professional fields.
Michelle's advocacy for her students stretches far beyond the classroom to NC educators, serving on the high school Southern Region Education Board, School Improvement, and teacher licensure teams. She has also worked with fellow teachers, the Department of Public Instruction curriculum teams, and school leaders to improve instructional strategies and increase student achievement. Michelle will work to recruit, train, and retain the best educators for our schools, including competitive compensation packages and supportive working environments.
"It is my delight and passion to help students and teachers succeed in our public schools. I believe every child can learn and achieve great things. Teachers need support and are essential to a child's success and positive school experiences. Parents are the foundation of every child and depend on educators for their child's safety, well-being, and academic growth every day. Community stakeholders partner with our schools to help build student employability and life-skill opportunities. I will work to improve our NC students' academic performance, leadership, and life skills. I desire that all students have a vision for their future and a strong academic foundation to reach their goals." Michelle
Michelle is committed to ensuring access to a variety of healthcare options for families in North Carolina, for physical and mental health wellness. The best way to ensure healthcare is available to NC residents is to recruit excellent businesses to North Carolina so that individuals have an opportunity for quality healthcare for their families. By making North Carolina the best destination for business and employees, and having excellent wellness options, we will have healthier North Carolinians in our workplaces and communities.
Michelle is for transparent healthcare solutions and pricing. She believes that life is precious and that families should have the right to understand medical diagnoses and to see their loved ones during medical treatment and in their final days. She supports the training and recruitment of healthcare professionals through the variety of outstanding academic programs offered in our NC colleges and universities.
"We have a variety of excellent healthcare organizations and providers in our community. My goal is to help our families, businesses, and communities have physical and mental health care options that meet their needs. Our outdoor and indoor recreation spaces are plentiful in Guilford County and an essential element in our community's wellness." Michelle
Michelle is dedicated to creating solutions that help meet the housing needs of our community, particularly when new employers set up in NC and their employees need a variety of good places to raise and educate their families. The housing shortage is real in Guilford County and Michelle will work to fill this gap for employees and boomerang adult children to return to Guilford County to live and work.
"With so many new people moving into Guilford County, including boomerang children, we must have a variety of quality and safe housing that is affordable for many income levels and family sizes. I look forward to working on housing options for our community." Michelle