Opinion | Summit education association recommends Alleman, Lutke, Quintero, Redhorse for school board | SummitDaily.com

Opinion | Summit education association recommends Alleman, Lutke, Quintero, Redhorse for school board

Liz Waddick, DJ Pollert and Tara Dye
Summit County Education Association co-presidents

The Summit County Education Association is proud to support Chris Alleman, Emily Lutke, Gloria Quintero and Consuelo Redhorse in their campaigns for the Summit School District school board.

Together, these candidates are incredibly knowledgeable and represent a cross-section of the Summit County population. Their focus on fiscal responsibility and high-quality education make them worthy representatives of the electorate. The teachers of Education Association believe that collectively

Alleman, Lutke, Quintero and Redhorse can use their diverse perspectives to elevate educational conversations and best meet the needs of all stakeholders. Alleman is passionate about serving the Summit County community. As the producing artistic director for almost 20 years, Alleman has played a role in expanding the Lake Dillon Theatre Co. into a hugely successful nonprofit organization. An active Silverthorne parent, he wants a school district that develops the whole child, and he believes bullying, mental health and access to the arts need to be at the forefront of the district’s current agenda.

Lutke is passionate about responsible spending of taxpayer dollars in Summit County. As a ski resort manager, she has learned the skills necessary to treat others with integrity, provide support and, above all else, listen to the differing voices. As an involved community member and dedicated mother from Breckenridge, she wants to provide quality opportunities for all students as well as support improvement of the growing Dual Language Program.

Quintero is passionate about serving underrepresented populations and has spent her life advocating for at-risk families. She has worked for public health as a social worker for early intervention and youth and family services, which has given her a unique perspective on where the county’s needs are not met by its offerings. She has a 4-year-old attending preschool plus two teenagers on the verge of graduation. Her connection to Hispanic families in Summit and her desire to advocate for special education services will make her an invaluable asset to a board of education that represents the people.

Redhorse is passionate about listening to various viewpoints. Her background in accounting and appreciation for diversity make her a well-equipped candidate for the board of education. An active mother of a student at Summit Middle School, the former chair of the Summit County Preschool Board and former treasurer of the Frisco Parent Teacher Student Association, Redhorse is excited to serve as a conduit for teacher, student and parent needs.

The educators of the Education Association believe that Alleman, Lutke, Quintero and Redhorse are a dynamic group of candidates whose various backgrounds will elevate education in Summit County and keep it competitive. As allies of educators, these candidates will work to elevate their voices and, in doing so, provide the best opportunities for Summit students.

The Education Association encourages Summit County voters to participate in selecting the next four members of the Summit School District board of education on or before Election Day, Nov. 3.

The Summit County Education Association is the professional organization for teachers working in Summit School District. It represents more than 200 educators.

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