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Letter to the Editor: In Support of Jennifer Voegtli for RSD 17 Board of Education

The views stated here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the editors of this newspaper. We welcome supporting or opposing views on any published item. Received September 20, 2023.

As I ask for your vote this November 7th, let me introduce myself. My name is Jen Voegtli and I am running for a seat on the Regional School District 17 Board of Education. My husband, Walt, and I moved to Killingworth almost ten years ago to raise our two sons in this wonderful town. I have an undergraduate degree in Chemistry with a minor in Biochemistry and a graduate degree in Molecular Biology.

As a product of the public school system myself, high-quality public education in RSD17 was the major factor in choosing to raise our family here, along with the excellence of the services this district provides. I have been active in KES, HKIS and HKMS since my oldest started kindergarten, and hope to be able to volunteer when needed at HKHS. I was a substitute teacher at KES and HKIS, a room parent many times at KES, involved with the PTO as Secretary Treasurer and several committees. This spring, I was honored with the Sgt. Dingwall Award for Community Service at HKMS.

I would love to continue to serve our community as a BOE member. It will provide me an even greater opportunity to work with teachers, administrators, parents and the community on the best ways forward to provide our children with an excellent, well-rounded education, and to improve on and grow the systems we currently have in place.

You will find my name on Row A.

Jennifer Voegtli, Killingworth

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