January is School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition Month. This is a time to recognize the individuals who approach their volunteer work like it is a full-time job and with extraordinary dedication to public schools. They are citizens whose decisions affect our children and build our community.

Coldwater Community Schools Board of Education is charged with making decisions that can sometimes be quite difficult, or require sifting through a great deal of information. Our board members contribute hundreds of hours each year leading our district.

Collectively, school board members across the state spend more than 7,500 hours on professional development to keep well-informed of the latest trends in educational leadership, are deeply involved in community activities and spend many hours at extracurricular events. Through their dedication, collaboration with other school district staff, their governance and advocacy, board members are building the future of education in Michigan.

This month, we encourage all members of the community to thank a board member. Take this opportunity to show our year-round appreciation for these servant leaders and begin to better understand how local trustees work together to prepare today's students to be tomorrow's leaders.

The men and women serving Coldwater Community Schools and their years of service are:

  • Edward C. Lake, Jr.: 18 years of continuous service
  • Clair Dean: 9 years of continuous service
  • Nicholas Krzeminski: 8 years of continuous service
  • Ronald Lanford: 4 years of continuous service
  • Jeffrey Holbrook: 3 years of continuous service
  • Steven Rutz: 3 years of continuous service