I was born and raised in former USSR. I came to USA with $50, 2 suit cases and no knowledge of English. I knew that I only had 50/50 chance to make it, but the sound of freedom was sweeter than slow mental and emotional decomposition under communist oppression. Life's challenges, losses, trials, betrayals made me into a tough, strong, confident, practical and no-nonsense person, - yet I am also approachable, compassionate, and open. I utterly LOVE America, American values, the American patriotism and the opportunities provided which otherwise, would not have been possible anywhere in the world. I see our freedoms being taken away and our kids being indoctrinated with hatred and trained into obedience (by Marxists). Protecting the rights and freedoms, standing up for the most vulnerable in the community -- children and elderly -- is my motivation for running.
There are many issues: 1) Taxes, taxes taxes! 2) Unjust and frivolous spending by our School Board. 3) Curriculum which dumbs down our kids and is inferior to level of private schools and European/Global standards. 4) I have witnessed unethical / immoral compromises made by the board in the name of the almighty dollar. This bothers me greatly.
Understanding the tactics of subversion used by Marxists, I have a keen sense of what has happened to our school system, our political leaders, and now, what is happening to our children. We are a generation away from destroying the very American fabric of this community by turning a blind eye to the slow encroachment of the communist ideologies. We must prevent any further erosion of our rights as parents, our children’s right, our children’s education, and the erosion of our ethos. I am a fighter! I will assure the community is kept informed and will not back down when bad policy, illegal ‘mandates’, or bullying by cancel culture attempts to silence us. I stand for your child’s well-being. The mindset to always search for answers and thinking out of the box, an uncompromising moral compass, a fighting spirit to stand up for what is right rooted in faith is what I bring to the table.
I had volunteered to chaperone class trips, help in classrooms and school activities. I stepped up to the plate when teams needed assistant coaches for soccer and basketball and had offered my services even after my kids were no longer playing for Oley.
I had asked our people and here what they said: " You are not afraid to say what needs to be said even if it is an unpopular truth" "We know you will fight for us"
I LOVE my team mates: Aaron Keller, Zack Fatkin, Candice Corle. We are the FOUR Musketeers! So different and yet united in our goals, ethos, integrity, and values for our children and our community. My life experience taught me to look beyond the immediate and to see the long game; stand tall in a face of adversity. I was taught to speak plainly and directly – to call a spade a spade – stand for the truth. I have a fierce, protective love for children and elderly and for preserving the freedoms that our nation cherishes. I am a passionate fighter with true grit! More than ever, we need people with some back bone on a school board.