FIGHTING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS!
Melissa will support children and working families by implementing a public preschool option for our state's youngest learners
Mental Health Support
Melissa will prioritize making sure our children have the support and resources they need to tackle our state's mental health crisis
Teacher Recruitment and Retention
Melissa will use her expertise to develop programs that focus on recruiting and retaining outstanding educators across Montana
Access to Public Lands
As a member of the Land Board, Melissa will always fight to protect Montana’s rights to hunt, fish, and recreate on our public lands and waters
WHY I'M RUNNING.
My Fellow Montanans,
As a parent, a teacher and a leader dedicated to a strong public education system throughout Montana, I am running to serve all Montanans as your Superintendent of Montana’s Office of Public Instruction.
A quality education is essential for every child to be successful in life.
As a Montana teacher leader and proud public school educator, I believe all children deserve the opportunity to be prepared for their future. Montana students need a fierce leader in their Superintendent, who will advocate every day on their behalf. I am running to be Montana’s next State Superintendent of Schools because I’m determined to restore competent focused leadership that will protect and promote quality public education for all.
As a public school leader, I have worked tirelessly to create a strong foundation of skills, knowledge, and love of learning in my students both in and out of the classroom. I have an understanding of what it takes in the classroom, within a district, and at the state level to ensure all students have the opportunity to be prepared for success.
I stand in support of our public schools. I will strive to have strong, effective public schools that empower our children to become well educated, well prepared and vibrant community members.