It is with tremendous gratitude that I write this letter to the residents of the town of Killington. It has been my great pleasure and honor to serve as your School Board member for the last 15 years.
I joined the Board before my son entered the Killington Elementary preschool and he will graduate from Woodstock High School next year. Our Killington Elementary School is thriving thanks to the efforts of our wonderful teachers and staff and families who continue to recognize what a treasure we have in our local public school.
I thank you for the trust that you have placed in me as I have always worked to support an educational system which maintains the standards of high academic excellence that our school and town are known for while managing a constant concern to exercise fiscal responsibility.
I am happy to support Gwen Haggenbarth as the candidate to fill the vacant School Board position. Haggenbarth has lived in town for more than 20 years and her children attended Killington Elementary School and Woodstock Middle and High School.
She taught math for years at Woodstock High School and acted as Dean of Students there. She is presently a math teacher at Rutland High School. Gwen Haggenbarth’s many years in education, combined with her passion for student success, will serve her and the town of Killington well in this position. Please join me in supporting her candidacy on Town Meeting Day.
I would like to thank you, the taxpayers of Killington, as a Board Member and as a parent, for supporting our schools and for helping us to create and maintain an environment that yields such remarkable achievement in our students.
Our children truly reap the benefits of being educated in a place where the teachers take such pride in their work and where a community supports and recognizes their success.