School District 85 candidate: Werner Manke, Area 3

School District 85: Manke, Werner — Trustee candidate, Area 3

  • Oct. 29, 2014 5:00 p.m.

Werner Manke

I have lived in Port McNeill for thirty-four years. All my children have lived in this district for most of that time. My wife and I have eight grandchildren. Four are students in our schools presently.

For twenty years I served this district as the principal of Sunset Elementary School and subsequently as Director of Instruction. For the past nine years I represented Port McNeill’s area and Woss as trustee on our Board of Education.

I am passionate about education. My belief is trustees must strive to provide a safe, quality learning environment for each student. To that end school staffs play a vital role and deserve respect, support and opportunities for ongoing professional development. I believe important duties for trustees include to hire the best district and school staffs and to expect the highest standard of professionalism from them.

During my years as trustee I worked diligently for safe schools, improvements in reading, writing and arithmetic. Two priorities for me included supporting goals for quality instruction and vibrant secondary schools that offer students a wide variety of relevant courses.

I believe our communities have a stake in the education delivered by our schools.  Consequently, I have worked hard for the last five years to gain fair representation, a long needed second trustee, on the Board for our communities.

If I’m elected, the people of Area Three can continue to count on me to represent them on the Board of Education to the best of my ability.

 

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