Why I Choose to Serve KC KIDS

Why I Choose to Serve KC KIDS

Growing up was tough, and by the time Nate was seven years old, he had attended three different schools and after his parents divorced, he attended three different schools in seventh grade alone. Being a transient student had an impact on his ability to make lasting friendships and stay interested academically. There were no support systems in place, at school or otherwise, to make sure that he didn’t fall through the cracks. These life experiences are what motivated Nate to join the KCPS School Board and help make our school system better for all KIDS.

We are ready to face the challenge of ensuring that every child has equal access to a quality education that is personalized for their individual learning needs! KC KIDS deserve an education system where a high functioning board works with the superintendent on developing policy and then gets out of their way, all while measuring progress and holding the administration accountable.

 
KC KIDS deserve to have the status quo education model challenged so that innovative new strategies can be deployed in the best interest of every student.
 
KC KIDS deserve to have access to services that give them the greatest opportunity for success.
 
KC KIDS deserve to have leaders who don’t run away from the challenges that their school district faces but runs towards those problem on their behalf!


 As a business leader, a product of KCPS, a parent and grandparent and a KC native, Nate is running for the school board because our KIDS deserve leaders who will STAND IN THE GAP!

Stand in the Gap – KC KIDS Deserve more!

Stand in the Gap – KC KIDS Deserve more!

Stand in the Gap

  • For too long, those passionate about education in Kansas City have refused to do the work to understand each other’s position without assuming the worst intentions and without using their influence to drive a wedge between themselves and those who have a different opinion. If we are to solve the complex challenges that our KIDS face and prepare them for the knowledge economy, we need to get opposing forces out of the trenches and at the table TOGETHER, engaged in meaningful dialogue.

Innovative Leadership

  • KCPS is on shaky financial footing. This, combined with any unforeseen economic downturn and the district could be in real financial trouble. We need to leverage the district’s assets in creative ways and develop new partnerships that help ensure that recent progress towards accreditation can continue without disruption. Our KIDS are counting on us to be steadfast in our efforts to protect their futures.

Efficient and Effective Board Governance

  • Recent progress has shown that the School Board is making strides towards providing strategic leadership and governance instead of getting in the weeds of day to day operational elements that should be left up to the district administration. More work needs to be done to transform the board into a high-functioning one.

KIDS First

  • EVERY decision needs to be made with the districts KIDS at the front of the board’s minds!
Meet the Family

Meet the Family

Nate is a 44-year-old lifelong Kansas City metro resident who has been married to his wife, Felecia for nearly 20 years. Nate and Felecia have a blended family that includes two surviving, amazing young men. TJ is 24 years old and graduated from KU with his master’s in architecture. Jaiden is 19 years old and is a creative young man who is taking time away from his sophomore year of college to focus on creative endeavors. Their oldest son, Monty, was killed in a senseless act of violence in 2014. He would have turned 27 in 2018.