I am writing to support protections for transgender and non-binary youth in all of Virginia's public schools. Students deserve a safe place to learn and succeed. Protections will help facilitate a positive learning environment for all.
I am a veteran educator for over twenty-five years. As a school counselor I have worked with transgender students and their families on inclusion and safety issues. The Commonwealth of Virginia must protect every student who walks into a school building ready, willing, and able to learn. It is our duty to serve everyone.
Please do what you can to protect all LGBT student under the care of the entire Virginia public education system. It is the right thing to do!
Thank you for your time,
Kelly Carruthers, NBCT