To the Editor:
We are writing to support Julie Ramirez for the Board of Education. We believe Julie’s uniquely invaluable experience, both as a parent of four children (sixth through 12th grade) in our district, and her successful career as a project manager, leading diverse groups collaboratively to develop sound processes, solve complicated problems within resource constraints, and — critically — achieve measurable, lasting results, makes Julie an exemplary candidate.
In a time when the district is tackling long-term growth initiatives, and addressing strategic issues such as equity, wellness and health, and innovative improvements, Julie’s strengths are of paramount importance. Her financial acumen and governance expertise are deep and impressive. She is extremely competent, and will enjoy a flat learning curve when tackling the school district’s issues around the budget and facilities needs. In addition, Julie understands how to bridge the gap between a good idea in a committee and great results in every classroom, for every child.
It is critical that the school board be objective, understand financial implications, and work to achieve sound goals. We believe Julie has great integrity, understands her fiduciary responsibilities, is transparent, and will work to make all of our children’s educational experiences better. Please join us in voting for Julie Ramirez (ballot position #5) for Board of Education on November 7.
Matt and Sue Bowen
Stone Cliff Road