There is no doubt that opportunity exists in Richmond Public Schools, but a lot of work needs to be done to guarantee that promise to every family in our city from kindergarten through graduation.
As the husband of a teacher, I understand that hiring and retaining the best teachers and principals is what will attract and keep families in our public schools.
As a father, I know we must have safe, dynamic schools and classrooms so our kids can learn and thrive.
As an attorney, I understand the school system has to be accountable and fiscally responsible so that our tax dollars are spent where they will be most effective: in the classroom, not at Central Office.
As a 1st District homeowner, I know the opportunities and strength of a phenomenal school like Mary Munford. We need to ensure that Albert Hill Middle and Thomas Jefferson High are also viable and attractive options for all children.
For our children to remain competitive in a changing world, we have to be prepared to examine every possible instructional option. Just because we haven't tried it before doesn't mean we shouldn't find a way to integrate successful programs into what is already working in our schools. We have to foster and support school choice opportunities so all families have options that are the right fit for their kids.
- Richmond attorney
- Virginia public school graduate
- Married to Lori Sturtevant, who has her bachelors and masters degrees in education. She teaches reading to kids all around the world through John Hopkins and stays at home with our sons
- Former Vice-Chair of the Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation, a non-profit focused on supporting educational excellence in Richmond Public Schools through private funding
- Leads the Virginia State Bar's provision of free legal services to survivors of natural disasters and mass emergencies affecting the Commonwealth
- Law degree from George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia
- Undergraduate degree from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.