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Letter to the editor: Van Leer deserving of seat on District 833 School Board

As a retired superintendent of schools of the South Washington County Schools, I want to share a few thoughts about the upcoming school board election and one of the finest individuals I have come to know during my time in the district. Sharon Van Leer has a long history of positive engagement with our schools. Over the years, Sharon has demonstrated her commitment to our students with her time and energy. She has been a member of the School District Foundation Board, the district’s equity and integration programs, as well as being active at the school level with staff and administration. Sharon has served the YMCA, the Washington County Foster Parent Association, and the St. Paul Cancer Society. She has been on the staff of the William Mitchell College of Law since 1991.

Sharon Van Leer is always on the side of a quality education for all students. She supports the district when it is deserved and at the same time she has and will demand improvement and fairness when the district can do a better job

We live in one of the best school districts in Minnesota. We need to maintain the quality of our schools and one way to accomplish this is to elect strong leaders to the Board of Education. I have respect for all the candidates who run for public office, but I know our school district’s students will be best served by electing Sharon Van Leer to the ISD 833 School Board.

Tom Nelson - Woodbury