LETTER:Back Jeffryes

I grew up in what I consider to be the golden age of education in America.

WWII veterans, and survivors of the Depression, were committed to providing their children what they had missed.

My father, a master electrician, didn’t graduate from high school, not unusual for his generation, though he and many of that generation never stopped educating themselves.

I certainly benefited from that commitment.

I was the first girl in my mother’s family to go to college.

I stayed friends with my high school teachers long into my adult years.

When I look at Larry Jeffryes’ career as an educator, I see the teacher who taught me the love of learning.

He taught science to middle school students for 35 years; middle school students are often the most challenging to teach.

Since moving to Sequim 10 years ago, Larry has been committed to ensuring that Sequim students receive a premier education.

As a member of the school board, he helped hire a highly-qualified superintendent, realign elementary schools to improve educational excellence, and pass a capital project levy.

Perhaps most dear to my heart, he founded Meals for Sequim to pay for student-accumulated meal debts.

He is committed to facilitating collaboration with parents, community, service organizations, neighboring school districts, our legislative representatives and the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe.

One of his priorities is upgrading and replacing outdated facilities.

Larry Jeffryes has my vote for re-election to the Sequim School Board. I invite you to add yours.

Karen Hogan