Theresa is a proud product of public schools and spent time working as a college student to advance her education. When we invest in our kids, our teachers, and our public schools, we all do better. Theresa will always put teachers and students first, not profits. 

That starts with everything from expanding public pre-kindergarten to making sure Iowa’s workforce has the right skills for the 21st century, and includes investing in higher education and job training, like apprenticeships where Iowans can earn while they learn. We need to make sure that obtaining an education — often a ticket to a better life for so many Iowans — is affordable.

Theresa is committed to fully funding Pell grants, and ensuring our educators have the compensation, resources, and respect they deserve — including the ability to organize and collectively bargain.