Candidates Seek Zone 4 Position On School Board
CHALLENGER WORKED FOR LINCOLN SCHOOLS
A local resident with more than 25 years of experience working for Lincoln School District is challenging the incumbent to represent Zone 4 on Lincoln School Board.
Voting to fill the Zone 4 position will be part of the May 22 preferential primary, nonpartisan Judicial General and the annual School Election. Registered voters must reside in Zone 4 to vote for one of the candidates. Early voting continues through May 21.
Oleta Conner Danforth, 63, said she sees her role as a school board member as addressing the public’s interests and concerns regarding education within the district. Another role of the school board, she said, is to facilitate the “optimization of the learning process for all students with the best educational environment possible.”
Danforth’s children all graduated from Lincoln High School and she has eight grandchildren currently in schools in the district. She is a high school graduate and has achieved several certifications over the years.
If elected, Danforth said she believes she can fill the role of a school board member because of her ability to communicate effectively and listen to alternative ideas and thoughts with an open mind, something that is crucial for successful discourse.
“I have an enthusiastic attitude towards continual improvement of education techniques,” Danforth said.
She has worked for Lincoln schools for more than 25 years in several positions and said this experience would help her in serving on the school board. During her
time at Lincoln, Danforth served as a Title I aide, keyboard instructor, information technologist, provided summer work and was facilitator for the Alternative Learning Environment.
“This gives me an excellent understanding of the different facets of resources needed for a successful educational district,” Danforth said.
She is running for the position, she said, because “I loved making a difference while working with the students of the Lincoln School District. I would love to continue making a difference for all students and employees of this district.”
If elected, her goal is to help make Lincoln schools a place where families are excited to send their children, and staff are proud to work.