Dear Utah Voters,
In your sound rejection of an ill-conceived voucher program last night, you have given this Utah public school teacher a strong sense of community support. I've always felt a sense of stewardship when trusted with the education of our community's children, but your vote last night has reminded me that this stewardship in not just about the trust of my students' parents. There are also thousands and thousands of everyday citizens who are trusting me with these children, citizens who are also deeply committed to academic growth and future opportunities for my twenty-seven students. Your vote, in support of public schools, has energized and bolstered my passion for teaching in the public system. Thank you!