The following expresses my own personal opinions. Last fall, I decided to run for a seat on the Hesperia Unified School District governing board because I thought it: (a) lacked a much-needed parental perspective/student-centered focus and, (b) throughout my years of study of the district, HUSD has sorely lacked an open and honest process with respect toward its governance.


I am still humbled by the overwhelming public support I received at the polls in November and wish to thank each and every person who trusted me with this greatest of responsibilities. I take my responsibility seriously and firmly believe that I have acted in our students' best interests. I am also open to any comments or criticisms with respect to my actions because I believe that I can only get better in serving our kids if I am constantly listening to, and analyzing, the concerns of the people who I have been elected to represent.


With that said, it is with a heavy heart that I must now embark on a new mission which is centered, once again, on improving our HUSD student experience through fully ensuring an open and honest governance process. Mission success is imperative.


My experiences on the HUSD board have led me to the clear conclusion that we are in the midst of a total lack of open governing process which should be clearly communicating and demonstrating our comprehensive short and long range strategic plans with respect to our personnel, facilities, curriculum, budgetary allocations of resources, and a smaller array of ancillary concerns. I firmly believe that the failure to do the work needed to compile these necessary plans is due solely to a crisis of leadership at the governing board level.


Let me be explicitly clear, the crisis of leadership is found at the HUSD governing board level and should not be laid at the feet of our current administration; which is comprised of dedicated, hard-working, and professional educators.


Our Superintendent, our Assistant Superintendents, our Directors, our Principals, our Assistant Principals, their support staffs, our wonderful teachers, and all those who work toward making our kids' HUSD educational experience the best that it can be with the resources provided to them have shown me nothing but an absolute commitment toward doing their best to provide the best for our kids. I am immensely proud of both their work and of their welcoming of me into the HUSD community.


I have come to the regrettable conclusion that the necessary course of action toward achieving success is in the removal of Robert Kirk from the HUSD governing board. He must be recalled and removed from office so that he can no longer continue doing the economic and spiritual damage to our district that he is fully engaged in. If his personal strive toward total control and unfettered power is allowed to continue unchecked; I fear that our district may never be able to recover from his harms.


So I again seek the support of the community in achieving a goal. I seek committed and caring people whose interests are those of our kids and not of themselves. It will take time, money, and resources, but we must go through with this ugly task of ridding our district of its self-appointed power-hungry monarch in order to achieve what is truly best for our kids. We must cut out the cancer of dictatorship in order to have a healthy and responsive representative democracy. Robert Kirk must be recalled for the good of HUSD kids.


Please contact me at 760.887.2288 or 760.949.7417 to start the work that must be done.