This letter to the editor originally appeared in the Statesman Journal

I am supporting Kathy Goss as the clear choice for Salem-Keizer School Board Zone 1. Kathy has years of direct educational experience and holds a doctorate in education administration.

Kathy served as a teacher in the Salem-Keizer School District and also served as administrator of guidance and counseling. Kathy’s experience includes principal/superintendent in the Detroit School District.

Kathy is a fourth generation Salem resident. She believes that every school tax dollar should be efficiently maximized to profit the student. Kathy’s focus is that all students are proficient readers by grade three and she advocates for more instructional time for students. Currently, Salem-Keizer schools barely meet the minimum number of instructional days.

Kathy Goss is endorsed by Oregon Sen. Jackie Winters, along with others in the educational community.

We need quality people with real world educational experience on our school board. I’m supporting Kathy Goss for Salem-Keizer School Board Zone 1.

Gerald Lindsey

Salem