My name is Dr. Katie Bontrager and I am asking for your vote on November 5th for re-election to the Loveland Board of Education.
I am the proud Mom of an eighth grade Loveland Tiger, a nine year resident of Loveland and a strong community volunteer supporting not only the Board of Education but also the Loveland MINT PTA, Loveland Softball Association and Montgomery Community Church. Professionally, I have worked in higher education as a senior administrator for the past 23 years and hold both a masters and doctorate degree in Education.
When I ran four years ago for the Board I was focused on: (1) Transparency and communication, (2) Fiscal Responsibility and (3) Curriculum.
The great news is that over the past four years we have made solid progress in all these areas but these areas will continue to be extremely important to the School District over the next four years.
The Transparency and Communication has become a District Communication Plan sharing the great news of our students with the community.
Fiscal Responsibility will continue to be critically important as we work with the Governor to fund K-12 education, work to manage the unfunded State and Federal mandates placed upon the district and continue to focus on providing a highly cost effective education to the our students and community.
We have great curriculum and educational programs in Loveland but we must continue to push ourselves to do better and provide curriculum in a way that is most meaningful to our students and best prepares them for success in college and/or their careers.
In addition to the above three areas, as we move forward we will need to focus on: (1) Creating a district plan for the use of technology and its impact on our students both in and out of the classroom. Technology is driving all we do in our society today and it will play a critical role in the future lives and careers of our students, so we must be forward thinking and prepare our students for future success, and (2) we must focus on school safety focusing on both safety from those outside of our schools who may try to harm our students and teachers and also safety from those inside our building who may attempt to alienate or bully others.
These are all large issues, but the great news is that with Loveland’s strong leadership team, our future looks bright!
Over the past four years I have been a reliable and proven leader on the Board of Education and I respectfully ask for your vote on November 5th for re-election. If you have questions for me please email me at BontragerforLoveland@gmail.com or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BontragerforLoveland.
I am proud to be a part of the Loveland Community and feel honored to serve on the Loveland Board of Education. Thank you for your support and Go TIGERS!