This from a Jeffco mom who trusts teachers:
My daughter’s elementary school teachers came and knocked on my door yesterday to give me a brochure for Jeffco United.
I was so grateful.
They gave their all to their students all day, then they dug a little deeper and found more to give back to our community.
Here’s the bottom line: Our teachers have been so mistreated by our current school board majority that they were considering a strike. Instead, they’re collectively donating hundreds of hours of their personal time to support the recall and the five “Clean Slate” candidates Jeffco desperately needs.
It is no surprise that our teachers are feeling re-energized by the possibility of the Clean Slate winning. Each member is a patch in a quilt that pieces together powerfully. Here’s how it looks:
Ali Lasell used her 25 years of teaching in Adams 12 to develop a skilled hand in advocating for all students. She is willing and practiced at listening to community members, parents, and school employees.
Brad Rupert comes to the voters as the jack of many trades. His legal background in business, real estate, and his many volunteer hours in agencies helping to provide food to families in need make him an essential player in addressing Jeffco’s facilities and funding needs.
Ron Mitchell is a bold, honest, hard-working man who dedicated his career to Jefferson County Public Schools. He brings one clear mission back to the table: Get the politics out and the good teachers back in.
Amanda Stevens is amazingly skilled at listening to many ideas and bringing them together into one workable, thoughtful solution. Her years in the classroom taught her how to look at the district’s data and turn it into schools addressing the needs of the actual teachers, principals, and students who depend on their school board to make good choices.
Susan Harmon will be an experienced voice for collaboration. These five candidates may be running together, but that doesn’t mean they always agree. Susan has the necessary skills to keep dignity, respect, and teamwork at the forefront during times of tough decision-making.
We send our children to Jeffco’s teachers hoping they’ll learn.
Now, we have the opportunity to learn from their teachers as well. If these are the candidates our teachers are knocking on doors to support, then we need to be the voters that elect a school board they can proudly work for.