This letter originally appeared in the Statesman Journal.

Kathy Goss has the education, knowledge and experience to be a true asset to the school board and the children in the Salem-Keizer School District.

Kathy has a Doctorate in Education Administration as well as a Masters of Guidance and Counseling and a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education.

Kathy has been both an educator and an administrator of guidance and counseling in the Salem-Keizer School District as well as a principal/superintendent in the Detroit school district.

Kathy is a fourth generation Salem resident who has dedicated herself to serving this community for a number of years.

Kathy feels our schools need more public-private partnerships such as career and technical education. And also an early diagnosis of children to provide additional help to meet educational standards so all children can read by third grade.

As a school board member, Kathy will work to make sure every tax dollar is maximized for the betterment of Salem-Keizer students.

A vote for Kathy is a vote for children in the Salem-Keizer School District Zone 1 and all of Salem.

Phil and Mickie Stephens

Salem