Kathy FitzSimmons, PTA Volunteer and Board member, Arcado Elementary









Kathy FitzSimmons, PTA Volunteer and Board member, Arcado Elementary

"Helping to mold and determine what future academic years could look like, helps me to best advocate for my children as well as those to follow. It is one thing to touch the experience of my child and quite another to think about future students and teachers and parents and what we can do now to make their time as productive as possible too. We want an academic achievement level that is set high enough to encourage and push our children to meet - but not so high or unrealistic that we lose staff and heart as a neighborhood. This is where to live and learn it...where we are, what our educational experts see coming and what our impact could be, and then determine a reasonable, measurable plan for accountability. Good schools make good neighbors and good connections, and those in turn make for more desirable neighborhoods."