Taylor Voss Announces Candidacy for Pueblo City School Board
“A New Vision for Education”
I’m excited to announce my intention to run for the Pueblo City School Board. I’m a Pueblo native who is proud to have been educated in the community. I attended Roncalli Middle School, graduated from South High School in 2012, and graduated magna cum laude from CSU-Pueblo in 2016, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Marketing, and a minor in Leadership Studies.
My platform is simple:
- Students first – Our students are the future of our community. We need schools and programs that spark their passion for education, and properly prepare them for an ever-changing world.
- Advocate for teachers – Teachers are the backbone of society, and they are absolutely the backbone of this community. They need to be valued, and that value needs to be shown by providing resources, as well as through respect and praise.
- Transparent and Accessible to the community – Change is needed in our schools. To achieve this change, I challenge the community to get more involved, and I promise to be open and accessible to hear the community’s ideas and opinions.
I’m currently the Community Engagement Director for the Pueblo Triple Aim Corporation, where my work focuses on changing the health culture in Pueblo. I’m deeply involved in the community, and I serve on the Historic Arkansas River Project (HARP) Foundation Board of Directors, the CSU-Pueblo Alumni Association Board of Directors, and I’m a member of Rotary 43. In December of 2016, I launched the Let’s March movement: a movement to challenge the status quo, march the path less traveled, and to inspire others to take action in their lives. I also published my first book Getting Strength From My Struggles: The Secret to Success in College That Nobody Talks About. I also do motivational speaking, inspiring students of all ages to believe in themselves and to pursue their dreams.
“The world is changing quickly, and education in our community needs to change with it. With developments in technology, traditional ways of thinking will not prepare the youth in our community for the future. Education today is drastically different than it has been in the past, and as someone who graduated from high school only 5 years ago, I can attest to that. I believe I can be a voice for students to advocate for a new perspective and new ways of doing things when it comes to education, to bring about meaningful change.”
I believe that in order to start making progress and to change Pueblo, we need to change education, and I’m very excited for the opportunity to initiate that change.