Why VOTE for Colleen Conklin?
Colleen has been honored and privileged to serve our community on the Flagler County School Board. We know public education is in the midst of transformational change; she has the experience and passion for keeping students front and center during these challenging times.
Her platform has never changed. While managing growth, navigating legislative changes, and dealing with budget cuts is essential, we must NEVER lose sight of the academic, social, emotional, and physical growth of our children. We need to continue to look at programs, policies, and curricula that address the whole child.
Colleen believes in the purpose of public education and the need to provide opportunities for all children. Public education is and should be the great equalizer, the thread that weaves us all together as a great nation. Colleen has a keen understanding of what it takes to be in the classroom. She has spent time in the trenches teaching at the elementary and college level.
She has held executive leadership positions in the business and non-profit world, provided financial oversight to over $20 million dollars and lead programs impacting over 35,000 secondary students nationwide and hundreds of educators to date. This combination has provided her with a wide range of perspectives and strong leadership opportunities. She is humble enough to admit when wrong and strong enough to stand up against the tide when she feels our students, teachers, and families are under attack. She takes her role as a School Board member seriously and works hard to provide a passionate voice for those who struggle to speak for themselves or those who are often ignored.
To be an effective school board, she recognizes the value of working together, collaborating, sharing, and respecting each other’s talents and opinions. Colleen believes we have a clear vision for Flagler County Schools and desires to be the best of the best. As an active part of the Flagler County community, she’s had the pleasure of working with numerous entities and organizations dedicated to providing the best opportunities for our students. Colleen believes in being fiscally transparent and accountable to the citizens of Flagler County and will continue to strive to make herself available at all times. More than anything else, Colleen will continue to be a passionate advocate for all of our students!
HISTORIC GAINS for Flagler County Students - An "A" Rated District
HISTORIC Increases in Graduation Rates for ALL Students (14-15 to 18-19)
HISTORIC Increases in Exceptional Student Education (ESE) (14-15 to 18-19)
HISTORIC Increases in Acceleration Opportunities for ALL Students