Carlin announces candidacy for BCISD post
Editor’s note: The following is a political announcement by the candidate announcing their candidacy for an elected position.
I am Amanda Carlin, native Bay Citian, and candidate for Bay City ISD School Board, Position 3. I attended Holy Cross Catholic School, Bay City Jr. High and graduated from Bay City High School. My three children attended Bay City ISD schools. I have two grandchildren.
I am a graduate of Southwest Texas State University. As a past employee of Bay City ISD, I worked for 40 years in several capacities. I have been a classroom teacher and grade level team lead, a Title 1 Reading teacher, coordinator for Special Programs for the district, a literacy Instructional Coach and coordinator for the TELPAS state assessment.
I serve on the Kids in Distress board where I hold the position of secretary. I have volunteered for the organization of From the Heart, community partnership for student well-being. I am a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and coordinate the religious education program for children.
Transparency is important between school and community. With my knowledge of the school system, I will be able to dialogue with our community to better understand their concerns while gathering and relaying accurate information of the workings of our school district. Our district needs the support of a positive community in all its endeavors.
Students deserve the best instructional practices in the classroom to be equipped for twenty first century learning with real world experiences. I will work collaboratively yet objectively with the superintendent in his efforts of implementing evidence based instructional practices to help with this endeavor. I am committed to the students of Bay City ISD.
Schools need to be safe. Much has been done to ensure security in our schools. I support our campuses in their efforts to create a safe and inviting learning environment. I will work with the board and the superintendent to continue ongoing efforts to promote the welfare of all students and staff.
Education has always been important in my life. My parents valued education and supported me and my siblings in furthering our education. I now have an opportunity to serve the children of Bay City in a different capacity. I can bring my experience of the school system to the ultimate responsibility of the school board, which is the students and their education. All district decisions must have this common focus. My desire is to be a part of a board that works collaboratively with each other and the superintendent with respect and trust.
As a candidate, I would appreciate your vote on May 4, 2019 for Bay City ISD School Board, Position 3.