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Letter: Experience a benefit to board

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After thoughtful consideration of Mr. Ralph Muecke's request to withdraw from the Dickinson City School Board race in the "Letters to the Editor" section of last week's Press, I have decided to forgo the advice and continue my candidacy.

In my mind, "everyone's best interests" would be served by having a few seats on the board occupied by educators who have "been there and done that." I choose to run for school board because I am a lifelong educator who has taught at every level. At this point in my professional life, I hope to give back to the profession that has given me so much. As an educator, I struggle imagining a school board not composed of a few educators. Likewise, I can't imagine a city commission not composed of a few business people from the private sector. There is seldom an ample substitute for experience. Hopefully, my experience as a lifelong educator will be perceived as a benefit to the school board.

In running for the position of school board, I have no agenda. I simply want to maintain our focus on the students as our number one priority while enabling even greater teacher effectiveness. Dickinson is a great community with a great educational system; and I would be honored to serve if elected!

Dave Moody, Dickinson

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