Raise your hand if you remember the Whitney Houston song “Greatest Love of All?” Often when I am thinking about my responsibilities as a school board member these lyrics pop into my head:
“I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be”
These are words I try to live by, we need our children to be our future leaders and to have pride in themselves, their accomplishments, their community, and our country. Not long before she passed away, Laura Baker (former MCSD Board of Education President) counseled me to think about what is best for kids in every decision I make. As a member of the Utah House of Representatives I will continue to ask the questions about what is best for our children and our families.