John Beatty – Catoctin District School Board

Running To The Finish Line

Hopefully, I've had the chance to meet you door knocking throughout our district. Or perhaps you've seen a sign by the road. Thanks for taking to time to learn more about the principles that will lead our School Board, and provide the best education for our children.
John Beatty for School Board

Put Parents First

As a LCPS parent, I understand that every child learns differently. I will ensure that parents have the necessary options and resources to educate their children in the way of their choosing, solidifying their role as their child’s primary educator.

Support Teachers

Teaching is a calling, and as a fellow teacher, I understand the joys and struggles they experience every day. I will work to provide teachers with the resources they need, so that they can run their classrooms efficiently to match their students’ learning styles.

Manage Budget Growth

I’m going to bring hands-on problem solving and creativity to the budget process, keeping costs in line with student growth. As an administrator at a private school, I have experience making cost saving decisions while providing better solutions to parents and students. 

Refine Technology and Arts

I will work to support our children at the intersection of  Liberal Arts and Technology. Progress needs a human touch, provided by music and the arts. Our students need environments for calm, deep work, so they can thrive in the modern world. I will bring that perspective as a programmer with a strong liberal arts foundation.

Make Schools Safer

I believe we can leverage technology to build private, secure systems that combine outside reports and students records to help identify children who need help before they resort to violence.

Support Small Schools

I will work to support our rural small schools; treasures loved by students, parents, and teachers. I will work to provide the necessary repairs and upgrades they need in order to mitigate buying bonds for distant buildings.  



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John Teaching Computer Science


Hi, I’m John Beatty.

I'm running to represent you on the Loudoun County School Board.

As a Computer Science teacher and programmer, I think it’s important we realize technical tools aren’t a cure-all, and should be introduced with great care into our children’s daily classroom use. Reading, writing, math, arts, and music are paramount and vital to a well-rounded education. I will focus on fostering well-rounded students in Loudoun.

The education offered by LCPS is among the best in the entire nation. I’m thankful for this terrific opportunity for my children. A key element to making our schools so successful is parental involvement. As a member of the Loudoun School Board, I intend to focus on parents’ involvement, specifically their right in determining how best their child(ren) should be educated. My educational background alone includes public and private education as well as homeschooling. We all understand every child learns differently, and I will make sure parents have the options available to guide their children as they see fit including access to IEP’s and hybrid learning programs.

I will work to support our smaller, rural elementary schools. They deserve our support, and I will fight to keep them in top condition, so that the school communities around them are preserved.  

I’m not able to to win this election and bring these changes to the School Board without you. If these sound like welcome additions to your public schools, please consider supporting me.

Thanks,

John Beatty