Letter: School board appointee deserves vote
Thursday, September 15, 2011
I was pleased to read of Mavis Nickels’ appointment to the Battle Ground school board. I have known Nickels for years, both as an educator and a neighbor, and hold her in the highest regard. Nickels was among the outstanding teachers at Prairie High School who taught my daughter and instilled in her a lifelong love of learning.
The best school board members are those who understand firsthand the needs of students and teachers, and are able to balance them with the budget realities. Nickels has the combination of experience and expertise in both education and business that enhances her role on the board. Join me in electing her to the position in November.