Writer supports Terry Lind

To the editor:

I am writing to support Terry Lind for the Lakeville School Board. Terry is an outstanding candidate and should be re-elected.  I feel that the voting public should know of Terry’s qualifications. Terry has dedicated his life to the Lakeville School District; he has worked as a classroom teacher, an elementary principal and just about every other job in between.

Terry started his career as a classroom teacher in Lakeville and finished his career as the principal of Lakeview Elementary.  The only break in Terry’s service was the time he served in the armed forces during the Vietnam War. Terry’s experience and expertise in education will be a tremendous asset.

As an administrator Terry fully understands school finance, and as a homeowner he understands the local tax burden. Terry will see that we get the most educational value for our tax dollars. Terry’s experience proves that he intimately knows the Lakeville School District and the job expectations of School Board members.

Now that Terry has retired he continues to be a stakeholder in the Lakeville Schools. Today his grandchildren attend Lakeville Schools just as his children did. This means that Terry is uniquely qualified to continue to be a member of the Lakeville School Board. He brings a career of teaching, administrative, and parenting experience to the table.

In addition, I highly respect Terry as a professional, as a colleague, and as a friend. I have known Terry for more than 45 years and I was one of Terry’s first students here in Lakeville. It was because of Terry and his teaching that I too became a Lakeville teacher. Now after teaching and coaching for 38 years myself, I know that Terry will continue to be an excellent School Board member. When voters cast their ballots, they can vote with confidence when they vote for Terry Lind for Lakeville School Board.

Rick Ringeisen