News and Updates from the Samuels Campaign
May 17, 2019
Another Arizona teacher to run for public office overseeing schools
PHOENIX – Another teacher who was inspired to become politically active because of the Red for Ed movement is running for Maricopa County school superintendent.
Jennifer Samuels, a middle school Scottsdale teacher, released her official announcement video announcement Monday, but kicked off her campaign Saturday. Read more >>
May 17, 2019
Next steps for mental health support programs in schools
According to the World Health Organization, suicide remains among the leading causes of death for teens. When I became a teacher, I never envisioned the emails to attend funerals for former students. I received one recently regarding a young man who was enrolled in my eighth-grade class just a few years ago, a student who had taken his own life. As a mother, I worry that we are not doing enough for Arizona students. Many of my students are slipping through the cracks of a system that is failing them.
I’m terribly grateful for Sen. Sean Bowie’s sponsorship of Senate Bill 1468. With this bill, teachers and staff will undergo evidence-based suicide prevention, intervention and referral training every three years. This instruction is essential and a great place to start. But in order for teachers to reach all of their students, there needs to be fewer students in the classrooms. Read more >>
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