Linda Henning – Challenger for board of education


Leanna Duncan, Staff Reporter

  • Describe yourself in 5 words or less.

 I’m kind, caring, and thoughtful.

  • How are you connected to the district?

I’ve been a district resident for 37 years and have 3 grandchildren living in the Ritenour district.

  • What are some pressing issues you think this district is currently facing?

Low MAP scores, safety.

  • What is something the current board has done well?

Those members whom I have reached out to are very willing to answer questions.

  • What do you see as the responsibility of a board member to the student body?

Choosing a superintendent who will have the student’s best interest at heart. Doing all they can to make sure all students are thriving and prepared for their future upon graduation. A board member should listen to student needs and concerns and bring those concerns to the superintendent and other board members to see if they can be resolved.

  • What do you value most about the educators in the district?

If it weren’t for educators, we wouldn’t have school. They have the most vital role in our schools, and the greatest influence on our students. A dedicated educator can change a child’s life.

  • Why are you running?  Why should people vote for you?

I would like to see every child graduate with the tools needed for a successful future. I genuinely care about the future of Ritenour students and will do all I can to ensure their success.

  • If elected, how would you incorporate your voice amongst the current board members?

I will present my position on various ideas and concerns with other board members and listen respectfully to their positions, and collaborate to find solutions.