Litchfield Elementary School District Governing Board Re-elects Melissa Zuidema as President
In a unanimous decision at the January 9, 2024, governing board meeting, Melissa Zuidema was re-elected as the President of the Litchfield Elementary School District Governing Board. Board members Kimberly Moran, Danielle Clymer, and Ryan Owens showed their overwhelming support for Zuidema by casting their votes in favor of her continued leadership.
Melissa Zuidema, known for her unwavering advocacy for public education, brings a wealth of experience and dedication to the role. She firmly believes in the importance of parent and community support for our local schools. Zuidema has a rich history of contributing to LESD79, having served in various capacities on multiple PTA boards. Her deep conviction is that the success of the district is directly tied to the excellence of its teachers and staff.
Litchfield Elementary School District Superintendent Carter Davidson, Ed. D., praised Zuidema's leadership, stating, "President Zuidema has consistently demonstrated exceptional relationship-building skills during her tenure. She fosters a positive and collaborative environment within our district and within our Governing Board. I am thankful for all of her efforts and can count on President Zuidema to make decisions that reflect the needs and voices of our families and their children."
Looking ahead, Zuidema envisions a collaborative approach, working closely with all stakeholders to make open-minded decisions that prioritize student growth and achievement while maintaining fiscal responsibility. Her commitment to fostering a positive and enriching educational environment is evident in her plans to engage the community in shaping the future of the Litchfield Elementary School District.
Melissa Zuidema expressed her gratitude for the unanimous support, saying, "I am honored to continue serving as the President of the Governing Board. Together, with the support of our dedicated community, we will navigate the challenges ahead and ensure that every student in the Litchfield Elementary School District receives a high-quality education. I look forward to working collaboratively with all stakeholders to shape a bright future for our district."
As the Litchfield Elementary School District moves forward, the re-election of Melissa Zuidema as President, marks a continued commitment to strong leadership and a collaborative vision for the future of education in our community.