Friday, May 15, 2009

Sundali's a good choice

We have always been proponents of public education, major supporters of teachers, and advocates of children. Living in the Wood River Valley has allowed us to be actively involved in all three areas. We have learned much by listening.

Alex Sundali is a person we know through her work with the school district and her work has been extraordinary. From 2005 until the present, Alex has served as chairman of the Blaine County School District board of trustees. She actually joined the school board as a trustee in 2003. Through this six-year period, Alex with her fellow trustees has moved our district into the 21st century.

True, measurable results have been achieved throughout the district. The children of the valley have been the beneficiaries of her ceaseless dedication. She has remained focused and stayed with the mission while listening to the community and considering disparate viewpoints. Alex has a worldview.

Of her more than two dozen significant accomplishments over the last six years, the dual-immersion program must be recognized for its vision, and the courage necessary to follow process and see it through, must be applauded. It was a new concept that was initially met with skepticism and resistance. It is now an award-winning program. Our daughter is thriving in this program.

On Tuesday, May 19, you have an opportunity to have your voice heard by casting your vote. Who do you support to make the best choices in the education of our children, to compete in a global world, to be good citizens, to be people of character?

Theresa Castellano-Wood, Benjamin Wood


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