October 13, 2009 · 1:49 PM
There are many issues facing our MI School Board such as PEAK funding, equal athletic programs, achieving the 2020 Vision, and of course, the one issue that remains constant is the Mercer Island School District’s math curriculum.
Now that my husband and I are empty nesters, and we reflect on our experience with the Mercer Island school system, there is no argument that our school staff, administrators, teachers and parents care and volunteer. Their support and involvement is the main reason our community is so successful.
Dave Myerson has been one of those parent volunteers. For over 10 years, he has been involved in improving the math program by attending board meetings, volunteering on various math committees, lecturing and coaching math teams. However, he felt he was not making enough of a difference, so now he truly wants to make an impact by running for a position on the School Board, which we support 100 percent. Dave has the drive, determination and specific ideas on how to not only achieve a better math program, but also that same determination to move along other goals as quickly as possible; for example, the “personalized learning” goal of the 2020 Vision. We also like his stand that board retreats should be on-Island, if at all possible. He is easy to talk to and wants to continue to build relationships between educators, parents, administration and students of all walks of life. As a father, a man, a math and science guy, he will bring a new perspective to the board and will add the diversity necessary to help achieve these goals.
So join Dave Myerson’s quest, seen on his yard signs, to ‘focus on every student’ by giving him your vote. Contact him via his Web site at www.dave4mi.com. He really has a lot to say and is an interesting guy to talk to!
Pattie and Dick Reutimann