Supports Harmening for School Board

To the editor:

As a previous three-term Lakeville School Board member, I’m writing to support the candidacy of Jennifer Harmening for District 194 School Board. Her common sense and business experience will be a great asset in making decisions that include the best interests of students, but also maintain a “live within your means” budget.

Her experience as past president of Crystal Lake Elementary PTO, a member of the district Boundary Adjustment Committee, founder and facilitator of the Elementary School Roundtable, plus founder of the Middle School Roundtable, proves that she works with parents, teachers and principals to protect and improve quality education. Her broad range of work experiences provide her with valuable insights and understanding of the board’s role within the school district.

I feel fortunate that our two sons attended and graduated from Lakeville schools and went on to rewarding careers as a successful businessman and an attorney, respectively. They received the skills for their success from competent and caring teachers, staff and principals. Being an “empty nester,” I still want that same opportunity for this generation of children.

A vote for Harmening means a vote for a fresh perspective for Lakeville schools.