Who is Angela, and why is she running?
An educator, advocate for families, and a life-long learner.
Throughout my 20 years of being involved with education I have had a range of experiences from my first teaching assignment as a middle school reading specialist in Brooklyn, New York, to teaching English at Weber State as an adjunct professor. I have enjoyed working with individual students to help them achieve their potential as well as spending time evaluating state-level policies that affect the students and teachers in our schools on a daily basis.
In my current position as the Director of the Ogden United Promise Neighborhood, I work closely with our partner, Ogden School District, and numerous other community partner organizations to help support students and families in the Ogden United Promise Neighborhood. The initiative’s footprint encompasses a large portion of Municipal Ward 1. I also facilitate the work of the Ogden United for Education Advisory Board, Chaired by Senator Ann Millner, and Co-chaired by Superintendent Rich Nye. Over the past year I have been working with local anchor institutions as a member of the advisory board of the Ogden Civic Action Network (OgdenCAN) initiative. This group brings together large institutions like Weber State University, Ogden School District, Ogden Weber Technical College, Ogden City, Weber Morgan Health Department, Intermountain Healthcare, and Ogden Regional Hospital as well as representatives who have small businesses and key members of non-profit organizations.
As an engaged resident of Municipal Ward 1, I have a stake in our community. I care about how people's daily lives are impacted by the decisions made by the City Council along with the Mayor. I want to inform that process with the priorities and concerns of the residents of my neighborhood.
To me, being an active member of the community means supporting these efforts during not only my day job, but also by serving in various capacities for such community efforts including: Chairing the Oasis Community Garden Committee for the Junior League of Ogden, acting as the Board President of DaVinci Academy of Science and the Arts, and volunteering for Indie Ogden, GOAL Foundation and the Ogden Marathon, Weber State University’s National Undergraduate Literature Conference, among many others.