Letters to the Editor

Election 2007: Kinard will go extra mile for students

I strongly encourage you to vote for Jim Kinard for Ceres Unified School District board member. I had the privilege of working with Jim at Westport Elementary for 10 years. He is an upbeat, reliable, hardworking colleague who went the extra mile for staff and students, whether it was helping to decorate the cafeteria for an event or taking over as principal when needed. My oldest son was fortunate to be placed in Jim's sixth-grade class at Westport, his most memorable year. He still recalls career education activities: realty, City Council and court. Jim had such a positive influence on my son that he talked about being a sixth-grade teacher for years.

Jim Kinard has taught students and worked with teachers in Ceres for almost 30 years. Newly retired with the time and energy to focus on the needs of the school district and as a proven team player, he will work hard to accomplish the goals set forth by the board.

SUZETTE STAVRIANOUDAKIS

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