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Supporting DeLaZerda for school board | Letters

We are writing this letter to enthusiastically support Robin DeLaZerda, who is a candidate for the San Juan Island School Board, Position 3.

Who is Robin?

She came to Friday Harbor 10 years ago to give her family a loving and nurturing environment. Facing the challenges of finding meaningful employment and child care, Robin found Work First to help subsidize childcare as cost for this care exceeded her monthly income.

She eventually gained employment with the Sheriffʼs Department, working for three years on the graveyard shift. After hard work and perserverance she was promoted to supervise and train employees, which includes state certification.

As a mother of three children and working full-time for the Sheriffʼs Department, Robin generously gives any of her free time as a dedicated volunteer for many child-centered community activities. Just to mention a few, Robin works in the school, training children on 911 information, at the annual Childrenʼs Fair craft booth, teaches 911 information to all-aged children at the annual Safety Fair and for the last eight years has volunteered at the annual Thanksgiving Dinner.

She does regular lice checks at the elementary school and generally is the unseen volunteer who accomplishes tasks that often go unnoticed. She has also co-hosted a girl scout troop that worked at Wolf Hollow and the Animal Shelter, believing girls can make a difference, and they did.

Why vote for Robin?

She has a vision of community collaboration and registered her candidacy on first day the position was opened. She is highly motivated to ensure that the community is aware and informed about tough decisions that are made affecting all of our students, teachers, parents and community. To ensure transparency, Robin will establish an email list to inform parents about agenda items so that “review will not mean done.”

From her humble beginnings and active volunteerism, Robin has focused her time and energy on this position, as she is the candidate who will make a difference dedicated to spending time on issues that greatly affect our greatest resource — our children.

We are honored to recommend Robin for this position and for your vote.

Steve/Joann Ashlock

San Juan Island

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