Reader Opinion: Ward is a leader
John has the skills as a school board member to represent all of us and his election will be a win-win for students, parents, and teachers.
I have known John Ward as a colleague at ISD 181 for many years. He was an excellent teacher and innovator, developing a service learning program for students emphasizing career exploration and giving back to the community. The word service defines John — generous with his time and emphasizing inclusion and respect for all. When John first joined a team at one of our schools the teachers had divergent ideas on how things should be done and teamwork was very difficult for them. John quickly became a leader, establishing trust and good communication — this team became one of the best In the district. Trust and working together is critical today. John has the skills as a school board member to represent all of us and his election will be a win-win for students, parents, and teachers. Vote for Ward!