To the Editor,

Jan and I have known Melissa and her family for several years and strongly support her to be a member of WISD Board of Trustees. We spent countless days and nights with the Starnater family while her son and our grandson practiced and played together on youth baseball teams. During many exciting, stressful, disappointing and wonderful times watching our ball players and their teams Melissa was always positive and prepared for the lessons learned and future improvements for us all. Melissa’s experience through the years of working closely with school systems will be helpful as she joins the team that will guide WISD into a more successful future. Melissa has always been very intuitive, which combined with her intelligence, experience, honesty and compassion will greatly benefit the efficiency of the board and WISD. Melissa is dedicated to fairness and opportunities for everyone. Jan and I encourage everyone to vote for Melissa and help strengthen opportunities for our future leaders of America.

Pat and Jan Merrill