Why I'm Running
for JCCC Trustee
My name is Laura Smith-Everett. I’m the teacher running for Trustee. I’m a career educator who has worked in urban and suburban school districts, universities and even Johnson County Community College.
No matter my job title, my career’s work has always been to create success for students. I have a deep-seated belief that education is the great equalizer in American society. As someone who works daily in a K-12 environment, I would bring first hand understanding of the changing educational landscape and ensure we keep students at the heart of all that we do. The students in my classes today are The College’s students tomorrow. I believe the governing body of an educational institution, as fantastic as our community college, should have an educator's perspective on it when making critical decisions for our students and faculty. I wish to be a strong voice for our young people building a foundation for success, no matter their economic background.