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Summit Daily News November 1st, 2021

Colorado Springs Gazette: Trust mama bears to improve public schools

Nearly 80% of the money “4 For the Kids” raised came from Summit County in a race where no candidate has received a donation of more than $500. Meanwhile, banner newspaper ads for the "D" party’s approved candidates don’t hide their financial foundation.

Summit Daily News November 1st, 2021

Letter to the editor: Academic excellence and common sense missing from school board

Vote for candidates who have all made academic excellence their No. 1 priority: Danielle Surette, Kim Langley, Pat Moser and Manuela Michaels — the 4 For the Kids candidates.

Summit Daily News November 1st, 2021

Letter to the editor: 4 For the Kids slate is prioritizing biggest parental concerns

This slate includes a 35-year educator, a retired U.S. Air Force officer with a Master of Business Administration, a Brazilian immigrant with a degree in architecture, and a Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia who has a master’s in education. This is an amazing slate of diversely talented women.

Summit Daily News November 1st, 2021

Letter to the editor: 4 For the Kids candidates want positive, needed change for students

Don’t believe the inflammatory distractions you are hearing from those who want to continue the failing status quo. Langley, Michaels, Moser and Surette want positive change for all our kids, and every parent knows it’s needed.

Summit Daily News November 1st, 2021

Letter to the editor: 4 For the Kids candidates are all highly qualified for school board

What I like most about this slate is that they are focused on academics and doing everything they can to make sure teachers have the support they need to succeed. We have a unique opportunity with this highly qualified group of women. Please vote for Langley, Moser, Surette and Michaels.

Summit Daily News October 31st, 2021

Letter to the editor: What kind of example does political divisiveness set for our kids?

The slate has taken the high road during this entire election while poisonous lies have been spread. They will continue to do so because, really, what kind of example does that set for our kids?

Summit Daily News October 31st, 2021

Letter to the editor: Letter headline misconstrued my view about school board election

I believe that our school board candidates should focus on academics, fiscal responsibility and academic teachers being highly paid.

Summit Daily News October 31st, 2021

Letter to the editor: Personal attacks on 4 For the Kids candidates reveals desperation

Rather than offer practical solutions, the incumbents and their allies personally attack 4 For the Kids. It shows how desperate they are. 

Summit Daily News October 31st, 2021

Letter to the editor: Does corruption run deep in the Summit school board race?

Isn’t it a sign of the times when what is supposed to be a nonpolitical election of a school board turns out to be an ideological warfare between what is right and proper for students versus the imposition of revisionist and socialistic overburden?

Summit Daily News October 29th, 2021

Letter to the editor: As a former student, please vote against the ‘teachers choice’ candidates

While it is clear that a lot of lines have been drawn on the subject of who to elect onto the Summit school board, it is apparent that one has not been drawn: The opinions of the students, former or current.

Summit Daily News October 29th, 2021

Letter to the editor: Current school board members need to be held accountable

The only way to restore trust in our school board is to replace members with new leadership. Please vote for the 4 For the Kids candidates — Kim Langley, Pat Moser, Danielle Surette and Manuela Michaels — to make a change to bring our community back together, improve communication, refocus on academics and rebuild trust.

Summit Daily News October 29th, 2021

Letter to the editor: Summit school board changes need to be made

Let’s vote for a positive change and candidates who are running a class campaign. Vote for Kim Langley, Pat Moser, Manuela Michaels and Danielle Surette.

Summit Daily News October 29th, 2021

Letter to the editor: Board should get back to basics before taking on pet projects

I used to brag about this district, but now I simply want my remaining two kids to escape with whatever education possible. That’s harsh, and I hate writing it. It isn’t a teacher issue. It is a leadership issue.

Summit Daily News October 28th, 2021

Letter to the editor: Summit school board politics is the fox in the hen house

In this nonpartisan election, I find it appalling that our school administration, the teachers union or any political party (daily on Facebook) recommends and even pushes school board members. It’s the fox in the hen house.

Summit Daily News October 27th, 2021

Letter to the editor: Slate of four for school board is dedicated to good teachers

Kim Langley, Danielle Surette, Pat Moser and Manuela Michaels are proven leaders with solutions to improve the quality of education and represent our community.

Summit Daily News October 27th, 2021

Letter to the editor: 4 For the Kids women are trying to make real and positive change

We have a very real chance to save our children’s futures if we can come together as a community and support the 4 For the Kids women, who are trying to make real and positive change.

Summit Daily News October 27th, 2021

Letter to the editor: Election forum gave voters the opportunity to make informed decisions

They are attuned to our residents and community. They will represent us. They know that strong academics along with critical thinking are what our children need to succeed — teaching them to make their own decisions.

Summit Daily News October 27th, 2021

Letter to the editor: Summit school board change is needed to refocus on the basics

Please join me in electing a new board with the 4 For the Kids candidates: Kim Langley, Manuela Michaels, Pat Moser and Danielle Surette. Let’s make the obvious change to refocus on the basics and bring our community back together. 

Summit Daily News October 26th, 2021

Letter to the editor: Seeking to understand critical race theory and how it impacts our schools

I attended a local pro-critical race theory event in July and an anti-critical race theory event in August to try to understand more about it. 

Summit Daily News October 26th, 2021

Letter to the editor: Why I voted for 4 For the Kids for school board

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. If we don’t elect new leadership, we will get more of the same poor results. That’s why I voted for the 4 For the Kids group of candidates.

Summit Daily News October 25th, 2021

Summit school board candidates raise over $30K in campaign funds

The 4 For the Kids candidates — Kim Langley, Pat Moser, Manuela Michaels and Danielle Surette — have raised a collective $26,456.75, about 83% of the total of all candidates. Nearly 80% of the group’s donations came directly from Summit County residents.

Summit Daily News October 24th, 2021

Letter to the editor: 4 For The Kids will get summit schools back on track

As a former educator and longtime business woman, I know how important a great education is for children to create a foundation for a successful life. Make a change for the better and vote 4 For The Kids candidates as follows on the ballot: Danielle Surette, Kim Langley, Pat Moser and Manuela Michaels.

Summit Daily News October 24th, 2021

Letter to the editor: Vote for candidates who ‘own’ their mistakes

Please educate yourself on the candidates and vote for folks who have the integrity to “own” their mistakes and the intelligence to learn not to repeat them.

Summit Daily News October 24th, 2021

Letter to the editor: Board of education needs an overhaul

Our board of education needs an overhaul, and it’s overdue. Parents who are concerned for their children shouldn’t be silent any longer. If you want change, then vote for Kim Langley, Manuela Michaels, Pat Moser and Danielle Surette.

Summit Daily News October 24th, 2021

Letter to the editor: 4 For The Kids will ensure quality education

The upcoming school board election is a major vehicle to ensure the quality of our children’s education and future. That’s why I’m voting for the 4 For The Kids slate: Kim Langley, Pat Moser, Danielle Surette and Manuela Michaels.

Summit Daily News October 21st, 2021

Letter to the editor: Summit school board needs more commonsense solutions

Who to choose for the Summit School District Board of Education this year is pretty clear to me. We can choose the incumbents and have the same issues and suspect decision-making, or we can choose the 4 For the Kids candidates who have commonsense priorities and no-nonsense solutions.

Summit Daily News October 21st, 2021

Letter to the editor: Voters have the fortuity to seat the most capable school board members

The abysmal failures of our current school board members and their denial of culpability is an astonishing opportunity. Please join me in electing the 4 For the Kids candidates: Kim Langley, Manuela Michaels, Pat Moser and Danielle Surette.

Summit Daily News October 18th, 2021

Summit school board candidates share views on academics, equity, finances and transparency at election forum.         VIDEO

Community members gathered in the Summit High School auditorium and on Zoom to hear from all nine Summit School District Board of Education candidates on one stage, sharing their thoughts on academics, equity, district spending and transparency.

Summit Daily News October 18th, 2021

Letter to the editor: Vote for school board candidates who prioritize academics

I know who I am voting for after reading all the Summit School District candidate bios this past week in the Summit Daily: Pat Moser, Kim Langley, Danielle Surette and Manuela Michaels. What do these four candidates have in common? They all listed academics as their No. 1 priority.

Summit Daily News October 18th, 2021

Letter to the editor: We need fresh voices on school board

Fresh voices, new choices. The upcoming school board election provides a clear choice: Either choose the repetition of past failing performance or committed candidates whose first and foremost objective is improved academics.

Summit Daily News October 18th, 2021

Letter to the editor: 4 For The Kids slate will get students caught up

My husband and I were both born and raised in Summit County and are products of Summit’s public schools. 

Summit Daily News October 18th, 2021

Letter to the editor: Vote 4 For the Kids

The primary job of our public schools is to teach children foundational academic skills, like math, reading and writing.

Summit Daily News October 14th, 2021

Letter to the editor: School board should focus on basic academic skills

Serving on the Summit School District Board of Education is a commitment of time and energy. I thank those who serve our community in this way and those who are running for a board seat this fall.

Summit Daily News October 14th, 2021

Letter to the editor: It’s time for change. I’m voting for the kids!

As a retired business executive with an engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, I know the importance of a strong academic education.

Summit Daily News October 14th, 2021

Q&A: Summit school board 4-year candidates discuss their views on COVID-19 policies, the workforce shortage and hiring a new superintendent

Toby Babich, Pat Moser, Kim Langley, Johanna Kugler, Manuela Michaels, Lisa Webster and Chris Guarino are candidates for three four-year seats on the Summit School District Board of Education.

Summit Daily News October 12th, 2021

Q&A: Summit school board 2-year candidates discuss their views on academics, equity and COVID-19 protocols

Danielle Surette and Kate Hudnut are running against each other for a two-year term on the Summit School District Board of Education. 

Summit Daily News October 12th, 2021

Kim Langley: Students should be taught how to think, not what to think

I’m running as a member of the 4 For the Kids slate, which is four women running with the same overarching priorities. We are three concerned moms of Summit School District students and one grandmother. We have vastly different life experiences and approaches to problem-solving, but our goals for the kids are the same.

Summit Daily News October 11th, 2021

Letter to the editor: Summit school board continues to fail students time and again

It seems we suffer from two pandemics in America: one caused by a virus and the second caused by political ideologues on both sides.

Summit Daily News October 10th, 2021

Manuela Michaels: Immigrant background makes me uniquely qualified

I am originally a native of Brazil. I became a naturalized American citizen in 2008, and English is a second language for me.

Summit Daily News October 5th, 2021

Pat Moser: Prioritizing academics, retention and transparency

I am a retired public school educator with 35 years of experience as a high school teacher, middle school principal, districtwide professional development director and instructor in the education department at the University of Texas at Dallas. 

Summit Daily News October 4th, 2021

Danielle Surette: It’s time to reexamine district priorities

I’m running as a member of the 4 For the Kids slate, which is four women running with the same overarching priorities. We are three concerned moms of Summit School District students and one grandmother. We have vastly different life experiences and approaches to problem-solving, but our goals for the kids are the same.

Summit Daily News September 12th, 2021

Meet the candidates running for the Summit School District Board of Education

The Summit School District Board of Education has four seats up for election in November, and residents will find nine candidates on the ballot. Of the four open seats in the upcoming election, three positions are for four-year terms and one is for a two-year term. Candidates Toby Babich, Chris Guarino, Johanna Kugler, Kim Langley, Manuela Michaels, Pat Moser and Lisa Webster are all running for four-year terms, while Kate Hudnut and Danielle Surette are running for a two-year term.

 

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