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Letter: Supporting Annie Davidson for school board

I’m writing this letter in support of Annie Davidson’s candidacy for LTUSD school board.

First and foremost, Annie cares deeply about children. Annie’s 20-year career in education began with teaching elementary school in a high-poverty, impacted school in Burlington, Vermont, where all students received free or reduced lunch, and many students were in special education or were second-language learners.

Along the way, Annie earned her Ph.D. in Education Leadership and Policy, and she has worked for or with state departments of education in over 15 states including California and Nevada. She has also collaborated with national organizations such as the American Education Research Association and state assessment consortia. Her educational involvement includes work with: No Child Left Behind; Common Core State Standards; Race to the Top; Next Generation Science Standards; and Re-authorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act as Every Student Succeeds Act.

Annie and her husband, Matt Lucksinger, are involved in many local community service efforts such as: Classroom volunteer work; Tahoe Parents Nursery School; Lake Tahoe Community College as adjunct faculty; Coaching soccer; Helping with performing arts activities; Advisory Board of the Warm Room; and Tahoe Women’s Community Fund.

Annie currently works as an independent education consultant, and husband Matt is a real estate agent with Lake Valley Properties owned by Matt’s parents Mark and Marti Lucksinger. Matt volunteers as Treasurer of the S.L.T. Rotary Club and he serves on the LTCC Measure F Bond Oversight Committee as well as the Lake Tahoe Education Foundation.

With children aged 5 and 7, Annie and Matt will have a big and long-term stake in our South Lake Tahoe schools for many years to come. I urge you to vote for Annie Davidson for LTUSD school board representing Trustee Area No. 1.

Diane Rosner, Retired LTCC Dean

South Lake Tahoe, Calif.