Rummel: Betsy for RFSB

I am writing in support of Betsy After’s candidacy for District B of the Roaring Fork School District Board of Education. I had the pleasure of serving on the Mount Sopris Montessori Preschool Board during her tenure as the board president. I found her to be an engaged, knowledgeable, and effective leader. She successfully steered the school through the academic and financial challenges of COVID-19 and a corresponding leadership change.

I recently spoke with her about her candidacy for school board and was impressed. She demonstrated deep knowledge of the RFSD’s most urgent challenges (i.e. teacher retention, fiscal responsibility, improved communication) and the skills and motivation to address them. She is eager to utilize her strengths to serve students, teachers, and our broader community. With two young children in district schools, she is committed to serving the district over the long term.

The RFSD needs balanced, thoughtful leaders like Betsy to ensure that all students have access to a high-quality education. I will be voting for her on Nov. 7 and encourage my fellow parents and community members to do the same.

Clair Rummel