Job descriptionSchool boards are the governing bodies of their school districts. Term is three years.
DutiesSets district goals and priorities
Adopts and reviews district policies
Publish annual educational performance report
Hires and evaluates district superintendent
Adopts district budget and monitors district finances
Approves tax rate
Annual salaryUnpaid; reimbursed for official expenses.
MeetingsMonthly board meetings; special meetings called as needed.
ISD contact informationContact Coordinator of Board Operations
juliemoye@misdmail.org
817-797-8933
Kevin RobedeeEmail: voterobedee@gmail.com
YouTube:
Meagan SuttonFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/meagansutton4misd
Email: meaganj813@gmail.com or meagansutton4misd@gmail.com
Keziah Valdes FarrarFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Keziah4Mansfield
Email: keziah4mansfield@yahoo.com
Brad CraneEmail: bradcrane1@icloud.com
Christine F. BeasonWebsite: http://cbeason.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drchristinebeason
Email: Christine.f.beason@gmail.com
Denise LunskiFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/deniselunskiforMISDSBplace4
Phone: 817-417-6991
Corinne FiagomeWebsite: http://www.corinneformisd.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CorinneforMISD
Twitter: https://twitter.com/corinneformisd
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/corinneformisd/
Email: corinne@corinneformisd.com
Phone: 817-769-2688

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Candidate Q&A

1. WHY ARE YOU THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE?
Kevin Robedee
• My work experience has been in education for 21 years.
• I do believe that my background, education, degrees, and work experience make me the best candidate
for this position.
• I do believe working for and understand the system are important in this position.
• Doctorate in Administration and Supervision
• I hold a teaching certificate, a principal certificate, and a superintendent certificate for the state of
Texas.
Meagan Sutton
Keziah Valdes Farrar
Brad Crane
Christine F. Beason
I have experiences and background that allows me to have a holistic view of education. I was a public school teacher and I am married to a current teacher, which gives me insight into the teacher perspective. I taught education courses at the college level, so I understand teacher requirements and standards. Currently I train in a corporate environment, so I have a deeper understanding of the expectations for students to be "college, career, and military ready." I also hold a doctorate in education and I know how to understand educational statistics, research, and policies.
Denise Lunski
I believe that I am the best qualified candidate because I am retired from my full-time career and I can devote extra time and attention to ensure that the students of MISD can obtain the best education for themselves as well as any intervention, if necessary. I will also have extra time to listen to the staff, teachers, other School Board members and community members of MISD.
Corinne Fiagome
I’m Corinne Fiagome, Candidate for Place 4 on the Mansfield ISD School Board. I am:
- A Mom of three Mansfield ISD students (ages 8 -12)
- A Former teacher (High School English for 9th - 12th grade students receiving Special Education Services, 9th Grade English, and AVID)
- A Nonprofit Leader with 20 years of experience within organizations serving children, families, and the community.
I am committed to actively listening to and collaborating with educators, parents and community members to advocate for the best interests of our children… from learning to read, to learning to lead and beyond.
As Place 4 Trustee on the Mansfield ISD School Board, I will:
• Advocate for all students.
• Represent MISD families and our diversity.
• Support our schools' teachers and staff.
• Promote fiscal responsibility and community collaboration to meet students’ needs.
2. WHAT ARE THE CURRENT NEEDS OF YOUR DISTRICT AND WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES FOR ADDRESSING THEM?
Kevin Robedee
Meagan Sutton
Keziah Valdes Farrar
Brad Crane
Christine F. Beason
My number one priority is to lessen the emphasis on standardized testing. Standardized test are often biased, unequitable, and unreliable. The main purpose of any assessment should be to provide feedback to the learner, teacher, and parents. There are more realistic, complete, and equitable ways to assess student learning. I plan to push the use of portfolios and long term projects.
I also plan to push for additional support for our teachers and increased transparency from the school board.
Denise Lunski
Corinne Fiagome
In my opinion, the most important three issues currently facing MISD are:
• Coming back strong and united post-COVID.
• Managing the rapid growth in our district’s population.
• Strategically allocating limited financial resources to meet needs without raising property taxes.
The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the necessity for us to equip ourselves and our students with the skills to adapt, be resilient, engage in thoughtful critical thinking, and work with others to solve problems.
As we face challenges of today and the years to come, we adults will need to communicate, collaborate, and put students’ needs first. That means making sure all students across our district have access to high-quality education, including such assets as classrooms with reasonable teacher-to-child ratios; fully staffed counseling services for students’ social-emotional support as well as course planning for college and career readiness; and inspiring curricula in areas such as STEAM, languages, and special needs programs. It also means making sure we are fully addressing the reading and writing skill development needs of our early learners in Pre-K thru 3rd grade and our English Language Learners; empowering children with learning differences and/or disabilities; and properly compensating and retaining the teachers and staff who are proven essential to making the whole system run.
And the great news for taxpayers is that we can continue improving our support for children, teachers, and staff without raising local property taxes. I have experience building collaborations with businesses and nonprofits to maximize the impact of limited resources to achieve greater outcomes.
3. WHAT POLICIES SHOULD YOUR DISTRICT PURSUE WITH REGARD TO SCHOOL SAFETY?
Kevin Robedee
Meagan Sutton
Keziah Valdes Farrar
Brad Crane
Christine F. Beason
School safety is a broad topic that includes physical safety from outside threats, health safety from disease, and mental/ emotional safety. Our school system has taken a few strong steps toward keeping our students safe by restricting access to the building, running checks on all adult volunteers, and running various safety drills for students and teachers. Health safety has definitely been challenged over the past year, and I absolutely believe the district could have done more, especially for the teachers. I also believe parents should be held accountable when they send their children to school with a fever. The most immediate threat to the students' perception of safety is threat from other students/ bullying. Schools need to be more proactive with helping students resolve conflict and work with parents to address persistent issues.
Denise Lunski
Corinne Fiagome
Mansfield ISD’s board and administrators must support and protect the well-being of ALL students and staff. This must include active promotion of students’ and staffs’ physical, mental, and emotional safety. As a district, we must keep well-being and safety as priorities, and act with intentionality to identify and fix cracks in our system through which harm can enter. This includes actively targeting issues with bullying, drug and alcohol use, discrimination, and trauma. Policies include increased counseling support and meaningful communication throughout the district and between all stakeholders (students, parents and families, teachers and staff, etc.) on these issues. Action must follow discussion, and we must adopt a reiterative process of identifying, discussing, and solving issues as they come along.
4. HOW SHOULD TECHNOLOGY AND VIRTUAL LEARNING BE UTILIZED POST-PANDEMIC? WHAT LESSONS DID WE LEARN FROM THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR THAT CAN BE APPLIED TO IMPROVE THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM?
Kevin Robedee
Meagan Sutton
Keziah Valdes Farrar
Brad Crane
Christine F. Beason
Technology is an ever increasing tool for life and should be incorporated into every class. Virtual learning should continue to be an option as one of Mansfield's schools of choice. However, I feel Mansfield ISD did not utilize virtual learning effectively, and we should consult with virtual/ distance learning specialists.
Denise Lunski
Corinne Fiagome
5. WHAT IMPACTS HAS THE PANDEMIC HAD ON STUDENTS, AND WHAT MEASURES SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED TO OFFSET THOSE IMPACTS?
Kevin Robedee
Meagan Sutton
Keziah Valdes Farrar
Brad Crane
Christine F. Beason
Every student has responded differently to the pandemic. Some students feel behind during virtual learning while others have thrived. Some students have been effected mentally or emotionally either by their own isolation or impact on family health or finances. Most schools in the district have historically been successful in identifying those students with higher academic needs; where schools often fall short is in differentiating instruction for different types of learners. We need to give our teachers better tools and resources for differentiation. We also need to provide professional development to help all school staff members better recognize possible mental/ emotional health issues and work with families to help those students.
Denise Lunski
Corinne Fiagome
6. THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR HAS BEEN UNIQUE FOR TEACHERS AS WELL AS STUDENTS. WHAT IMPACTS HAS THIS HAD ON TEACHERS AND WHAT MEASURES SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED TO ADDRESS THEM?
Kevin Robedee
Meagan Sutton
Keziah Valdes Farrar
Brad Crane
Christine F. Beason
Teachers are more stressed this year than they have ever been. The district did not give teachers the necessary support and tools to be successful. First and foremost, the district needs to provide a safe atmosphere in which teachers can voice concerns, and the concerns need to be discussed and addressed. The district also needs to provide individualized professional development opportunities for teachers to choose the areas in which they want to improve. Teachers also need professional learning communities that are district wide and allow our teachers to share ideas or ask each other questions.
Denise Lunski
Corinne Fiagome
7. WHAT ARE YOUR SPECIFIC BUDGET PRIORITIES AND HOW WILL YOU BALANCE COMPETING BUDGETARY INTERESTS?
Kevin Robedee
Meagan Sutton
Keziah Valdes Farrar
Brad Crane
Christine F. Beason
I do not necessarily have any specific budgetary issues currently, but I am very concerned about equity of spending across the district. Balancing conflicting interests should always be done with careful consideration and research of all aspects before finalizing any plan.
Denise Lunski
Corinne Fiagome
8. HOW SHOULD THE BOARD ADDRESS DISPARITIES IN ACCESS TO EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND RESOURCES FOR DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS AND PARTICULARLY STUDENTS OF COLOR?
Kevin Robedee
Meagan Sutton
Keziah Valdes Farrar
Brad Crane
Christine F. Beason
I believe the district is making an effort address disparities by putting devices into the hands of every student, but we are not doing enough to help the students and parents understand how to use the available resources. Our students might be "digital natives," but the parents are often not. The district needs to do more to help the parents understand what is available to them, and how to access or use the resources.
Denise Lunski
Corinne Fiagome
9. ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
Kevin Robedee
• I am seeking a seat on the school board to give back to the community in which I live and to take on a
crucial responsibility of overseeing our community’s public school system.
• The challenge of leading our public schools, serving the public, and playing a role in preparing our
community’s children for life.
• I want to tackle the issues in our education system and serve as part of a leadership team.
Meagan Sutton
Keziah Valdes Farrar
Brad Crane
Christine F. Beason
I am always happy to answer any questions!
Denise Lunski
Corinne Fiagome