School Board Member Laura Capps
c/o Board of Education
Santa Barbara Unified School District
720 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Dear School Board Member Capps,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in learning history, diversity, and social justice. In these subjects I like to learn the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, have education reform to improve learning, and many others. School Board Member Capps, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as School Board Member of Santa Barbara Unified School District to be very inspiring to me.
In your current role as School Board Member of Santa Barbara Unified School District, I truly appreciate on how you are a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights and expressing the need for Civil Rights to be stronger to help protect minorities, women, and people with disabilities from being discriminated in education. Supporting funds to improve special education to help students with disabilities get accommodations they need to improve learning, push for more after school programs to provide students with help on their assignments from tutors, and work with other school board members to provide funds to school to expand on more basic, science, history, and diversity classes to make them diverse for people to learn is common sense for education reform. Also on education reform, I liked on how you expand on more volunteering programs to help engage students including youth to help the community and expressing new ideas like more hands-on activities to help students develop more interest in learning, have field trips to help educate more knowledge for students in learning different topics, and have more events to help teach them about how culture or historical events are important to learn. Another thing that I like about your work as School Board Member of Santa Barbara Unified School District I like on how you create training programs to help train school staff including teachers to understand how the school system works to make sure that a student has a better learning environment, implement educational awareness about the need to reduce bullying, push for a program to help students who are at an age where they can vote get registered, and advocating for schools to have a green economy to help reduce pollution. Besides your work in education, I like on how you are a strong advocate for women’s rights to help protect them from being discriminated based on gender, support the need for better healthcare for people with pre-existing conditions or who can’t afford it get the medical care they need, and continuing to support environmental protection causes to reduce pollution.
School Board Member Capps, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending in learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Special education in elementary school through high school helped benefit me to get some education where it included accommodations like extra time on exams, have a T.A. or tutor work with me on learning subjects, use educational software to help me work on improving my comprehension with literacy. Your support for Civil Rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Even though I completed my education back in 2009 and finished taking some classes at my community college, special education helped made a great impact on me. Your current role as school board member of Santa Barbara Unified School District gives me motivation to continue to learn history including social justice. My future goal is to someday work in these areas to help emphasize the need to make civil rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others.
I strongly believe that you are making a great difference in the education system. I’m proud on how you work hard to support civil rights, push for education reform, and many others. You have truly inspired me to work hard on my disability, learn about your work, and be motivated to continue to learn history including social justice. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, doing an excellent job improving education reform, and inspiring me. Please continue to make a great difference for society.