FOR eDEN PRAIRIE SCHOOL BOARD and
"Together our Students Win!!"
DARRYL STANTON AND HIS WIFE HAVE LIVED IN EDEN PRAIRIE FOR 26YEARS. THEY HAVE A SON THEY LOVE IMMENSLEY. HE ATTENDS EPHS, HONORS STUDENT, TEEN HISTORIAN & MEMBER OF THE EDEN PRAIRIE FOOTBALL TEAM.
Education: Honors Graduate, BA, Double Major
in Business Administration & Management, Sociology; Graduate Courses completed at Hamline University and Metropolitan State University in the areas of public policy and business.
Occupation: Small Business Owner, with higher education work experience in the areas Enrollment Management, Retention, equity and inclusion
Served as, SMSU Multicultural Coordinator, Director of Multicultural Admission Hamline University and Director of Recruitment for Hamline University Graduate School of Public Administration & Management.
ProfessionalIy, I have developed and implemented Successful Initiatives & Programs for students at the University and K-12 grade levels.
Currently serving on EP Schools: World’s Best Workforce Committee, Served on Eden Prairie Schools: Strategic Planning Committee & Curriculum Advisory Committee, As a Parent Volunteer I Read to EP Students during lunchtime 6 consecutive years & received the City of Eden Prairie Human Rights Award.
Q: Why are you running for Eden Prairie School Board?
A: My wife and I have lived in Eden Prairie for 26 Years. We have a son that attends EPHS. I love and care about our community and schools. I truly believe we the citizens of Eden Prairie have more that unites us than divides us. During this Pandemic we need to find even more ways to work together to address the needs of our students. I want to bring my experience of working collaboratively to develop initiatives & programs in K-12 and college to the EP School Board.
Q: If elected, what specific projects or initiatives do you hope to accomplish during your term?
A1: I currently serve on the 2021-2022 The Worlds Best Workforce Committee. I want to help achieve the goals of the committee: 1) All students are ready to learn, 2) All third graders read at grade level, 3) All racial and economic achievement gaps between students are closed, 4) All students are ready for careers and college, and 5) All students graduate from high school.
A2: I want to help develop a Catch-Up Plan for Eden Prairie students in the economic and racial achievement gap, our special needs students, and other students that have fallen behind academically during the pandemic. I believe a Catch-Up plan that includes High Dosage Tutoring during students’ school day, is one the most effective methods to help students.
A3: I would also like to help develop a Mental Health Resource Portal to address the ongoing mental health issues the pandemic has rained down on the Eden Prairie School Community. We can start by providing fact-based and evidence-based Mental Health resources on our EP Schools website that clearly would be available 24/7/365 for our EP Schools' Community.
Q: Should the Eden Prairie School Board Seek to express support for diversity in the district? If So how should the board do so?
Yes, the fact is the city of Eden Prairie has a manifesto on diversity. It clearly articulates:
"That we, as representatives of Eden Prairie businesses, city government, educational and religious institutions, accept special roles and responsibilities in fostering diversity in our community.... Representing all sectors of Eden Prairie, we publicly declare our intentions:
To continue the development of a multicultural community which will not tolerate acts of harassment and intolerance;
To establish, communicate and encourage community standards that respect diversity; and
To promote acceptance and respect for individuals in an atmosphere of caring for others."
I believe this document could be used as a starting point to bring us together in a collaborative effort to craft a resolution document on diversity.
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bullying in our schools.
"I believe eden prairie schools should develop a fact based & Evidence based plan to end bullying. the campign would be implemented throughout the school year."