I’m running for Flagler School Board, Seat 2, to be a trustworthy voice for parents/families, school staff, and students. My experience with and passion for education will be a stabilizing force for a school board that has faced divisiveness and hostility in recent years. My background as an educator and parent will unite the board to keep families, staff, and most importantly, students, at the forefront of decision making.

One of my main objectives is to strengthen the communication between parents and schools. Many families wish to have more insight into their child's learning environment. Often times families have scheduling conflicts that prevent them from attending the one open house that their school offers. As a board member, I will advocate for more opportunities at varying times to accommodate the different schedules families have. Parents deserve to see inside their child's learning environment, talk to their child's educator, and hear about their child's curriculum multiple times throughout the school year. 

Additionally, the connection between our community and our schools is vital to providing a high-quality education for our students. As I have seen from my own personal teaching experience, a strong connection to the community leads to higher student achievement. Click to learn more about my experience promoting 21st-century learning skills for my students while showing them how they can give back to their own community.

As an experienced educator, curriculum designer, and parent of three students, I know how important it is for school staff to work with parents and the community for the success of our future leaders, and I vow to foster those connections. As a teacher of 10 years, I have witnessed the shared commonalities of teacher and staff needs and chose to leave the classroom to use my experience, passion, and insight to create positive and impactful change within our schools.

With a strong system of adults advocating, collaborating, and listening, we can increase our efforts to raise the achievement levels of ALL students regardless of race, religion, socioeconomic status, ability, language, sexual orientation, or gender identity. 

Please add your name to our mailing list below and consider making a contribution. Thank you for considering my request for your time, endorsement, and financial support. Together, we can make a brighter future for Flagler's youth.

With Gratitude and Appreciation,

Courtney VandeBunte, candidate, Flagler County School Board, District #2

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