Readers weigh in school board election, best candidates
Mark Critelli is ‘decisive, insightful’
I encourage area residents to vote for Mark Critelli for the Marshfield School Board on April 5. Mark is bright, very devoted, and will work extremely hard as a member of the school board. These traits were clearly demonstrated when he last served on the board.
Mark is a longtime resident of Marshfield, and all of his children are benefiting from the excellent education provided in the Marshfield School District. We are fortunate to have several strong candidates this year.
Please consider a vote for Mark Critelli — decisive, insightful, and compassionate.
Critelli ‘well-qualified’ to be board of education member
With the school board election coming very soon, we are writing to endorse Mark Critelli for that position. We have known Mark for many years and believe he is well-qualified to be a member of the board.
Mark has a passion for maintaining quality education in Marshfield and deep concern for the welfare of each student. He is willing to spend much time and energy studying the issues our school system faces in order to make wise choices for the present and the future of our schools.
With three daughters in school and one graduated, Mark is keenly aware of the strengths and weaknesses in our system. We are confident his years on the board will be spent tirelessly pursuing positive and effective direction for our students and the community of Marshfield.
We ask you to join us in voting for Mark Critelli on April 5.
Jim and Connie Limmex
Dan Wald will listen to residents, work hard on school board
On April 5 we have the opportunity to vote to elect candidates to the Marshfield Board of Education. As a parent of children in the Marshfield School District, I trust Dan Wald to listen to us and have our best interests in mind. He has a very good work ethic and will work hard to make sure our schools are the best they can be. I have known Dan for many years, and I know he will work hard so both our children and our schools succeed.
Dan understands that we need to be smart with our money and resources so our teachers and programs can continue in Marshfield. Dan’s wife taught in Marshfield for a number of years, so he really does appreciate what our teachers do in the classroom. We can count on Dan to make the right decisions for us and our children.
Please vote for Dan Wald for the Marshfield Board of Education on April 5. I believe he is the best choice for our children and district.
Wald will preserve ‘traditional values’
On April 5 I would encourage voters to elect candidate Dan Wald to the Marshfield Board of Education. As a parent of two children in the Marshfield School District, I have confidence in Dan Wald to preserve traditional values within our local school district. I have confidence that Dan will help ensure that our tax dollars are spent responsibly and allocate the necessary resources to facilitate educating the youth of our school district.
Dan’s wife taught in the Marshfield School District for a number of years. He has witnessed first hand the challenges facing teachers within our district and values the opinions of district staff members. Dan has toured many of the schools within our district, gaining valuable insight and feedback from our current Marshfield School District staff.
Dan Wald can be trusted to support the students and staff of the Marshfield School District while preserving our traditional values. Please vote for Dan Wald for Marshfield Board of Education on April 5.
Amber Leifheit, Dale Yakaites strong choices for school board
Two highly qualified candidates are running for the two positions on the Marshfield school board. Amber Leifheit brings extensive experience to the board with her many, many roles in education and on behalf of the Marshfield community. Her calm, reasonable, and informed input on the board serves our children well.
Second, Dale Yakaites, retired teacher from the Marshfield district, taught communication arts at the secondary level. Plus, he coached multiple sports. His long familiarity with the school district and his great commitment to children make him an ideal candidate for a school board position.
The school board should be a nonpartisan position. These two candidates have no special agendas but are simply willing to work hard for continuing excellence in our state and nationally rated district. Board members should strive to maintain those high standards. Your vote for Amber and Dale will be appreciated on April 5. Also, remember to bring ID.
Leifheit has ‘first-hand knowledge’ of schools
I am a retired third-grade teacher who has known Amber Leifheit since 1994, when she began volunteering at Washington Elementary School. Over the years our paths have continued to cross.
She served as the PTO treasurer, helped start the school bank, volunteered, and substitute taught in my classroom. She also taught in many other classrooms throughout our district for 10 years, doing long-term placements as well. Later we both served on the board of directors for the Personal Development Center. Currently, we are both in the same PEO chapter.
Needless to say, I know Amber very well. I have seen Amber advocate for students in countless ways. She has served two terms on our school board, having passion for education and bettering our community.
We need Amber’s leadership, experience, and first-hand knowledge of our schools to keep Marshfield a great school district. Please vote to re-elect Amber Leifheit on April 5.
In challenging times, Leifheit remains committed
We strongly recommend voting for Amber Leifheit in the Marshfield School Board election. Amber has consistently demonstrated a passionate commitment to the children of the Marshfield School District while being responsive to the taxpayers in a fiscally cautious manner.
Amber does her homework as a member of the board of education by researching and reviewing all the available information before formulating an opinion on an educational program or initiative. Her work on curriculum has been important and significant in helping the Marshfield school community provide an outstanding education for all students.
In a time when the poverty rate in the greater community has significantly increased, Amber’s work goes far beyond curriculum. She has served the board in many roles and on several committees, always looking for the best solution to the difficult challenges that face Marshfield’s school system and the community it serves. Amber has done excellent work in a manner seldom duplicated by others.
Being a dedicated board member is hard work that requires significant amounts of time and effort that not everyone is willing to provide. Amber’s experience proves that she has clearly dedicated herself to this important role. We feel that she is vital to the continued success of the Marshfield School District and community during these very challenging times.
Gwen and Gordy Sisson