Veteran School Board Member Enters 2014 Race Following Short Hiatus
Following a two-year absence, former Lakeville School Board member Kathy Lewis has entered this year’s school board race.
According to SunThisweek, Lewis has 22 years of board experience and did not run for re-election in 2012 because she needed to care for her ill mother. Lewis is the mother of five Lakeville grads, and also has seven grandchildren in the district, with an eighth that just graduated from Lakeville schools.
“I still have a passion for education,” Lewis told SunThisweek.
According to the newspaper, Lewis said supports innovative programs like Impact Academy, a multi-age, hands-on classroom that groups students by skill level in reading, writing and math and incorporates service learning in the curriculum.
“I don’t think [students] all learn at exactly the same time,” She told the paper. “I think some concepts you grasp very quickly, others it takes a little bit longer, so I think we really need to help students to be able to learn as they can, yet saying that, we still need to hold them to a high standard as far as what they’re learning.”
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This local update courtesy of your Lakeville Community Expert.