Quality public education is an investment in the future of our children, our community and our society. It is with great zeal and earnestness of purpose that I announce my candidacy for District 1 School Board.
I grew up in a large, loving, close-knit family where the value of a good education and a good work ethic was instilled at an early age. I graduated from Winnsboro High School and enrolled at Northwestern State University in 1970. I earned a B.S. in Secondary Education and later an M.S. in Early Childhood Education. My work experience is in teaching, Family and Children’s Services (including child protection and juvenile services), and administrative and business experience in a family owned and operated physical therapy clinic.
I am married to Richard Guidroz and we have been residents of Natchitoches for 46 years. We have two sons who are both graduates of Natchitoches Central and NSU, and are residents of Natchitoches. We have four grandchildren. I am a member of Westside Baptist Church, a sustaining member of Natchitoches Service League and a member of Beta Sigma Phi International. I am currently retired. In 2016 I was elected to fill the vacancy on the board when our District 1 representative moved from the area. During the past two years I have strived to learn and carry out the responsibilities, obligations and decision making duties of a fair and effective board member.
I have attended numerous workshops and conferences, and in an effort to best utilize available resources, I have worked diligently to develop contacts and dialogue within the community and local agencies. Now, more than ever, I recognize the great challenges and responsibilities we all face in shaping our schools to meet the ever-changing demands of our increasingly global society.
School board members must work cooperatively and in partnership with students, parents, educators, administrators and the community to embrace innovative ideas, views and approaches to educational reform in an effort to provide equitable opportunities for diverse learning needs and interests; attract, support and retain quality teachers; prudently and equitably utilize tax dollars to provide schools with the best possible resources; improve attendance, decrease drop-out and increase graduation percentages; provide a safe learning environment that fosters knowledge, respect and confidence; set high standards for achievement, accountability and transparency at all levels; and establish policies and procedures in the best interest of all students. I know that we must all share the responsibility to improve our educational system and give our children a solid foundation for their futures. Let’s work together and give our children the best we’ve got. With renewed desire and determination, I once again sincerely ask for your vote, your support and your prayers. Please Vote #48 Rhonda Guidroz Natchitoches Parish School Board District 1 Paid political announcement