LETTERS ON SJI SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION
(Note:Date above left is when first letter was posted below on the subject)
To the Editor:
We are writing this letter to enthusiastically support Robin DeLaZerda who is a
candidate for the San Juan Island School Board Position #3.
Who is Robin? She came to Friday Harbor ten years ago to give her family a loving and
nurturing environment. Facing the challenges of finding meaningful employment and
child care, Robin found Work First to help subsidize child care as cost for this care
exceeded her monthly income. She eventually gained employment with the Sheriffʼs
Department working for three years on the graveyard shift; after hard work and
perservance she was promoted to supervise and train employees which include state
As a mother of three children and working full time for the Sheriffʼs Department, Robin
generously gives any of her free time as a dedicated volunteer for many of the child centered
community activities. Just to mention a few, Robin works in the school,
training children on 911 information, works at the annual Childrenʼs Fair craft booth,
teaches 911 information to all aged children at the annual Safety Fair and for the last
eight years has volunteered at the annual Thanksgiving Dinner. She does regular lice
checks at the elementary school and generally is the unseen volunteer who
accomplishes tasks that often go unnoticed. She has also co-hosted a girl scout troop
who worked at Wolf Hollow and the Animal Shelter believing that girls can make a
difference and they did!
Why should you vote for Robin? She has a vision of community collaboration and
registered her candidacy on first day that the position was opened. She is highly
motivated to ensure that the community is aware and informed about tough decisions
that are made affecting all of our students, teachers, parents and community. To ensure
transparency Robin will establish an email list to inform parents about agenda items so
that “Review will not mean Done.”
From her humble beginnings and active volunteerism Robin has focused her time and
energy on this position as she is the candidate who will make a difference dedicated to
spending time on issues that greatly affect our greatest resource - our children.
We are honored to recommend Robin for this position and for your vote!
Steve and Joann Ashlock