Before voting, I’d encourage everyone to take a moment to identify the primary qualifications they’d like to see in an effective school board member. Certainly relevant experience and a passion for public education are near the top of almost anyone’s list.
By my observation, Leslie Harbaugh is easily the top candidate for Peninsula School Board Distrct 4 in each of these critical areas.
After numerous leadership positions in PTA and other community organizations, she has worked hand in hand with teachers, administrators and many of the current board members in our district for more than 10 years.
As a result, she has firsthand knowledge of the challenges that our excellent staff face every day and has acquired years of know-how in assisting them to provide the best learning opportunities for every student.