We have in the last week introduced Madeline Acosta, Crystal Frank and Nicole Hoskins-Goudreau. Today we are pleased to introduce incumbent Karen Bradford:
It is with great pleasure that I am announcing my campaign for re-election as Trustee on the Livonia Public School Board. With our recent health crisis and Lansing's public school funding challenges, we need strong leadership and experience more than ever to continue Livonia's legacy of excellence in education. There is work to be done and difficult decisions to be made. I continue to be the right candidate for this position.
My husband John and I are the proud parents of Justin (SHS '14), Nolan (SHS '15), Natalie (SHS '17), and Evan (SHS '20); all four are LPS exclusive students, pre-school through high school.
Since 1999, I have proudly served in past PTA/PTSA leadership roles at Jackson Center, Hoover, Riley, Holmes, Stevenson and have served as volunteer coordinator for Stevenson High School Senior All Night Party.
I have also worked as a substitute teacher in many different LPS buildings, from Kindergarten through 12th grade. I see busy classrooms, engaged learners and best of all, smiling faces. It has been a privilege to work alongside hardworking and talented teachers and staff. I have witnessed different perspectives by working in various roles and locations within the district.
I support Livonia Public Schools. As a current trustee, I have established myself as a solid board member, being recognized as an Award of Merit recipient from the Michigan Association of School Boards. I listen, learn and work collaboratively with my fellow trustees and attend and participate in all meetings.
I am and always will be an advocate for ALL students. Students deserve a school district which promotes excellence in learning and demands high expectations for achievement. LPS provides these opportunities. I am proud of my work on the board and look forward to continuing in my role as trustee.
Maintaining quality programming while remaining fiscally responsible will demand due diligence on my part. I will continue to educate myself on current and upcoming issues, and pledge to work collaboratively and respectfully with the Board to help ensure an outstanding educational experience for ALL students.
Although I am running independently, I also support Tammy Bonifield, Dan Centers, and Crystal Frank.
My endorsements include the following:
Maureen Brosnan, Mayor of Livonia, Dennis Wright, Former Mayor of Livonia
Lynda Scheel, Livonia City Treasurer, Kathleen McIntyre, Livonia City Council President, Jim Jolly, Livonia City Council Vice President, Brandon Kritzman, former Livonia City Council, Brandon McCullough, Livonia City Council, Cathy White, Livonia City Council
Mark Johnson, Livonia School Board President, Colleen Burton, Livonia School Board Vice President, Liz Jarvis, Livonia School Board, Terry Marecki, Wayne County Commissioner, Dayna Polehanki, Michigan Senator, Dr. Randy Liepa, Superintendent, Wayne County RESA
Diane Laura, Former Livonia School Board, Randy Roulier, Former Livonia School Board
Brian Broderick, Schoolcraft College Board of Trustees,Chairman
Livonia Democratic Club, Livonia Republican Club, FridayMusings