Jim Kinard has faithfully served the students and families of the Ceres Unified School District as a teacher for nearly 30 years, and so is highly qualified to continue serving them as a member of the school board. Having taught on the Westport staff with Jim for more than 25 years, I have tremendous respect for him as a person and as an educator. Jim has that special knack of holding high expectations for himself and others without being overbearing.
In his classroom he not only set the standards high for each of his students but also provided them with the right mix of support and self-confidence to achieve those standards. As an even-handed and very personable team member, he can be counted on to work toward our district's goals with integrity, perseverance and respect for all involved.
LINDA L. OWEN