Elect Debbie Gerkin for APS

Nobody works harder than a teacher,
and Aurora teachers work harder than anybody!  

Aurora Public Schools requires strategic leadership to serve vastly-diverse student populations, communicate clearly with parents and stakeholders, and manage critical budgetary concerns in the years ahead.  We must focus attention on increasing student achievement in both academics and social emotional learning, as well as providing teachers with high-quality professional learning.  All students must be granted high expectations for learning and the supports they need for achievement.  Community groups must be strengthened and more voices brought to the table.  At the same time, we cannot forget the whole child — or the whole teacher!

As an experienced principal and teacher in the District, the mother of three APS graduates, and the grandmother of three current APS students, I bring a unique skill set and perspective to the Board of Education.  I understand the challenges of administrators, the passion of teachers, the expectation of parents, and the eager desire of every student who wants to shape a successful future.

Achievement    *   Equity   *   Community