Huffman running for change
Jennifer Huffman is a busy mother of four. She has been actively involved in the parent teacher organization and served as president for two years. For these reasons, she feels she would be a great fit for school board Place Six.
“My children attend Bransom Elementary,” Huffman told the Star. “I feel that I have built a lot of trust with the current teachers and administrators in the district.”
Huffman also serves on the facilities advisory council and helped develop and present the 2017 bond package.
“Through all of that I am very up-to-speed on the current state of our district,” she said.
Huffman was appointed to her temporary position on the school board in December 2017, when Beverly Powell stepped down to run for Texas State Senate. Huffman believes she has accomplished a lot while serving in this position and gave a lot of input into the design of the new schools being built.
“After that, the board put a lot of trust in me,” Huffman said. “I have the current endorsements of Ken Shetter and Dan McLendon and other community leaders.”
Though Huffman herself is not an educator, she comes from a line of teachers and said she respects and admires all educators. She is also the parent of a child with special needs and offers a unique perspective in that regard to the board.
“I understand what both the students and parents go through on a daily basis, in regards to making sure they are receiving the right services they need,” Huffman said. “Not only that, but being the parent of a child with special needs comes with its own challenges. Understanding that and how it incorporates into the school, is vital.”
Overall though, Huffman wants to see BISD become the best school district it can be.
“Burleson is the type of place where when students graduate, they come back and when they are planning their families, they want their kids to go to BISD schools,” Huffman said. “I want to help keep it that way.”