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April 28, 2013

Letter to the Editor - April 28, 2013

A thank you to Weatherford ISD

Dear Editor,

As I began to write this letter, I started to feel guilty because I have a research project proposal paper to finish, a final examination and 50 undergraduate students to prepare a lecture for on Monday. However, I would not be in this position that I am in right now if it weren’t for Weatherford ISD.

Weatherford ISD gave me the best education I could ever ask for with a dedicated faculty, lifelong friendships and a welcoming academic environment. Weatherford ISD gave me the opportunity to attend Texas Christian University as an undergrad with an academic scholarship, and it has now given me the opportunity to attend TCU’s graduate program with a tuition waiver and a teaching assistant position with a stipend.

Sure, there have been many other components that have factored into the reason that I am in this undeniably perfect situation today (e.g., my wonderful family and my incredible undergraduate experience), but my education at Weatherford ISD underpins everything. This school district allowed me to find a passion for learning through teachers who pushed me beyond my comfort zone. In elementary school, I was incredibly shy and would have never dreamed that I would be teaching two sections of Basic Speech Communication at TCU, but here I am.

Even though I no longer live in Weatherford, I will always have a special place in my heart for the memories that I made within the school district. I want the present-day and future students to experience that spark that I had. I want them to find their passion for learning.

This upcoming election has put a sour feeling in my stomach with both Weatherford ISD 2013 School Bond and the school board elections. It makes me sick to read posts about why community members should vote against a bond that is absolutely necessary for the success of Weatherford ISD. Weatherford ISD is, and should continue to be, a community of unification and excellence. Voting “no” to this bond will be the beginning of the end for our thriving school district.

Second, as a daughter to a past school board member for nine years, I have seen firsthand how dedicated our present school board members are to ensuring success for our students and faculty. Charlie Martinez, Gail Wirtanen and Ashley Conlon have been excellent board members, and they deserve to continue to be excellent board members. These positions are not paid, yet these members dedicate a great portion of their lives to bettering our community.

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