Letter to the Editor | For Lindsay Thomasson, collaboration has been a priority

I am writing in full support of Lindsay Thomasson’s run for PUSD School Board and implore you to vote for her in this year’s election. Lindsay’s unwavering commitment to Piedmont and its schools has been evident since we became friends five years ago. She has held many notable volunteer positions including Havens Parent Club President (HPC), Wellness Center Support Committee co-leader, elected parent representative on the Superintendent Community Advisory Committee, and parent rep on the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). She has also held numerous, less visible roles and is always willing to lend her talents to others. She didn’t hesitate to jump in when I co-chaired Spring Fling in 2019, where she raised considerable funds working on the Sponsorship Committee. She meets new challenges head-on and never ceases to amaze me.

The pandemic caused considerable discord within our district. Lindsay’s leadership during the 2021-21 school year as HPC president was unifying, collaborative, and assured. I know I speak for many when I say we could not have gotten through that year without her. When she told me she was running for one of the open board positions I felt a tremendous amount of hope knowing she would potentially be in a governing, voting position. She is determined to aid in the recovery from Covid’s impact by focusing on learning loss, social-emotional learning, and rebuilding community cohesion.

Lindsay’s overarching goal is for PUSD to be a gold standard district: a place other districts look to emulate because of its innovation, creativity, and collaboration; where education is the top priority; a place where teachers feel empowered and want to work; and a place where students feel challenged, accepted, and engaged in their learning. Lindsay has the experience, respect within the community, and established relationships necessary to achieve this.

On a more personal note, Lindsay is a wonderful mother, wife, and friend, and I treasure every minute with her. She is thoughtful and trustworthy, and there is no one better to advocate for our schools than her. She cares about our children, and she cares about our community.

Please join me and vote Lindsay Thomasson for PUSD School Board on November 8!

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