"When you see and experience a lot of different things in life, it does make you more empathetic. It helps your ability to listen, learn from other people and have your mind changed,” she said. “I think to be an excellent representative, you have to have the ability to seek out information and change your mind, so you can represent all your constituents, not just your own voice.”
If elected, Reaser said she would focus her work on the board on ensuring students and staff members feel safe and welcome. “You have to feel safe and welcome before you can learn, before you can teach,” she said.
That includes bolstering school safety, improving teachers’ salary, and decreasing class sizes. She also wants to look at how to improve the infrastructure of some of the county’s aging school buildings, several of which are in the Algonkian District. Other priorities are to encourage more consistency of services and opportunities from school to school, and to improve communication from school system leadership to families.Continue reading »
“I think the combination of personal and professional experiences across many facets of public education will enable me to collaborate with the many stakeholders that the School Board serves,” Reaser said.Continue reading »