FORT WAYNE IND. (January 31, 2022) – Kathy Zoucha launched her campaign to represent Indiana’s State Representative District 82. Zoucha is an FWCS teacher.
Kathy Zoucha works as an FWCS Special Education teacher and is a union member of FWEA, ISTA, NEA, IPACE and former UAW member. She chairs the Legislative Action Team with the Northeast Indiana group of three school districts, FWCS, EACS, and SACS. She tutors homeless children at Vincent Village and the YWCA emergency shelter.
A graduate of Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne, Zoucha served as the university’s first female Student Body President and completed the transition to teaching program at Indiana Wesleyan University. She volunteers as a big sister at Big Brothers Big Sisters and serves on the Friends of the River Education Committee.
Zoucha is a precinct chair and a member of the Allen County Democratic Women’s Club, Cluw (Coalition of Labor Union Women), as well as Women United for Progress Allen County.
As a licensed Indiana Special Education teacher, I know the harmful effects improper education policies have on our children and on our community. Every school district is unique and local administration and school boards know the best policies for their communities. Accountability and transparency for all state dollars spent on education is my priority.
The COVID pandemic left many families with few choices for the safe, educational, and nurturing childcare they need to hold onto their jobs. Indiana invests less in early childhood education than almost all the other states, despite research showing that every dollar invested in early childhood education bring $7-$13 in savings to the State. We must invest in our youngest Hoosiers and support families’ efforts to achieve and maintain financial security.
When state government overreaches its boundaries, local governments are powerless to correct the error. Indiana’s state law requiring municipalities to award local contracts to the lowest bidder gave Fort Wayne a trash company incapable of duplicating its predecessor’s performance, and our residents suffer the consequences of that flawed law. In addition, education policies best left to local communities are passed by state lawmakers with no consideration of the uniqueness of each school district.
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Kathy Zoucha lobbies for Education annually at the Statehouse. This year, she testified against HB1134. As a result of her testimony, Indiana State Representatives amended HB1134 to exclude IEP transition surveys from parent opt-in mandates.
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