Dear Loveland Magazine Readers,
My name is Pam Kamp, and I would like to take the time to tell you about a good friend of mine, Michele Pettit, who is running for Loveland School Board. I have known Michele for eighteen years, which is a long enough time to know someone inside and out. She has lived in Loveland longer than I have had the pleasure of her acquaintance. Michele is a devoted friend, and is equally committed to her community and family. But actions speak louder than words, and Michele’s actions speak volumes about her.
For a long time, Michele was a single mother, raising two children while working two if not three jobs to support herself and her small family. During this time, she was an employee of the Loveland School District, working as a custodian, a bus driver, and as a Student Activity Monitor at Loveland High School. At the same time, she worked as an assistant manager at LaRosa’s. Despite her busy schedule, she still found the time to raise her two children, Randi and C.J. and volunteer her time with the athletic boosters. Randi graduated from Loveland in 2007, and C.J. is currently on the varsity football team. Recently in September, Michele became a grandmother when her daughter Randi gave birth to a future Loveland student.
I cannot say enough about how uniquely qualified Michele is for a position on Loveland School Board. Her experience working for the district gives her a unique perspective on how the schools operate. Her experience does not come from academia or working inside an office, but from working inside the walls of our schools. As a custodian, she helped maintain our schools as the fine buildings they are. As a bus driver, she was the first and last person our children would see on the average school day. And, as a Student Activity Monitor, she was there when a student needed something.
I know my life has been enriched by having Michele as a friend. I further know that our fine District will be enriched by having her serve on School Board. Not only that, but she has a vested interest in ensuring our schools continue to do well. As a mother of Loveland students, she knows our schools have to remain top notch. And, as a grandmother of a future Loveland student, she is committed to ensuring that Loveland City Schools will be a great place for an education for the next generation. Please join me, Pam Kamp, in helping our students by electing Michele Pettit for Loveland School Board.