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A pitch from Frisch

Dear Editor:

My name is Katy Frisch and I am running for the Aspen School District Board of Education. I am a big believer in public education and plan on sending our two young children to Aspen Elementary after their time at Wildwood. As a graduate of a public school system myself, I believe public schools can and should provide a great education to our children.

In the 10 years I’ve been in Colorado, I’ve dedicated my volunteer time to working with kids’ organizations. I have served on the board of the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club Board for five years, where I’ve been treasurer and vice president of the board. Our family has been very involved with Aspen Youth Experience and has hosted countless at risk kids in our home.

In these troubling economic times, the district requires people with financial and budgetary experience to help lead the district through some tough decisions. My experience starting and running a manufacturing facility, and employing hundreds of people, gave me firsthand knowledge of what it takes to run a fiscally responsible organization. After studying to obtain my MBA, I worked as a mergers and acquisitions advisor, and learned how to bring together people with different viewpoints to form a successful organization.

Our children will require competence in technology to thrive in our local and world community. We need to use technology as an education enabler, as well as to assist our kids in growing a comfort level with future technologies, whatever they may be. Technology is my other area of expertise. I grew up in, and still work in, a family technology business, and received a degree in electrical engineering. I feel my experience can help position the district and our kids to interact in our changing technology environment.

I am committed to working on behalf of the students, the teachers and the parents to help provide the best public school system possible for my children, for your children and for our community and so I am asking for your vote for a seat on the Board of Education.

Katy Frisch


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