Priorities - Education
Caddy and her husband settled in Coos Bay to raise their children in a safe community with a strong public school system. Unfortunately, budget cuts have continued to chip away at the quality of Oregon’s education system. It is imperative we make sure our children have the best possible education and workforce training to rebuild our region’s economy. Caddy’s interest in education drew her to public service and she remains committed to standing up for our children in Salem.
During more than eleven years on the Coos Bay School Board, Caddy became intimately familiar with the importance of small class sizes, well-trained teachers and reliable education funding. She understands what it means to do more with less after facing difficult budget decisions, and knows that strong parental involvement is one of the keys to improving our schools as education funding continues to be squeezed. While on the school board, Caddy began volunteering for the ASPIRE program, mentoring high school students through the college admissions process. In 2002, she was hired by the Oregon Student Assistance Commission as an ASPIRE Region Supervisor and helped expand the program to more than 100 high schools across Oregon.
“As a former teacher and principal who always put our kids first, I can say that there is no one better to take my place in the Oregon House,” said Representative Arnie Roblan, Co-Speaker of the Oregon House. “Caddy has shown time and again that her priorities are in the right place. She spent years strengthening our education system as a school board member and then moved on to ASPIRE to help ensure all students have access to a college education.”
Caddy is committed to:
Making sure K-12 and higher education funding is a top priority.
Supporting early childhood education programs so kids are ready for kindergarten and are reading by third grade.
Advancing innovative programs like ASPIRE to make sure our students are prepared to make a seamless transition to secondary education or training programs.
Advocating for workforce development and employee training programs including partnerships between new and evolving industries and local colleges to put our community back to work.