To the editor:
I am a product of Hastings Public Schools. I attended kindergarten at Christa McAuliffe Elementary and graduated from Hasting High School in 2002. During that time I was exposed …
To the editor:
I am a product of Hastings Public Schools. I attended kindergarten at Christa McAuliffe Elementary and graduated from Hasting High School in 2002. During that time I was exposed to incredible teachers, relevant and important curriculum and experiences that shaped me into the person I am today. When I was in second grade, as my friends wanted to be professional football players, I decided I wanted to be an elementary school teacher.
My time in Hastings schools provided me with the tools to graduate from college and receive two job offers. One from Minnetonka Public Schools and one from Hastings Public Schools. While deciding, I reflected on my time here as a student as well as the experiences my parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents had in ISD 200. My decision was clear. I wanted to be a part of the tradition of excellence we hold dear in Hastings Public Schools.
I taught elementary school in Hastings for over a decade before going back to school to earn my degree in school administration. I am currently an administrator with Lakeville Public Schools. Everyday I witness how schools provide the backbone of our communities. Hastings is a wonderful place to live because of our strong schools and the work of our dedicated staff. I want Hastings to continue to thrive and bring young families to town, and the only way that is going to happen is through strong schools.
This fall we have four vacant spots to fill on our school board. Now is the time to trust our educators and bring focus back to our students. That is why I hope you will join me in voting for Brandy Wentzler, Matt Bruns, Matt Seeger, and Mariah Ring to uphold the tradition of excellence that has been built in Hastings Public Schools.
Parent, Educator, Business Owner, Hastings Resident