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by Heather Alexander Robbins, Springfield

I am writing to endorse Scott Crise for re-election to the Springfield Public Schools Board of Education.

I first met Scott Crise when our daughters attended Sequiota Elementary School together. I was impressed by his involvement at Sequiota. Scott volunteered at every event he could, from Family Night to PTA meetings to Field Day. He continued to be invested in his daughters’ educations and the school communities at Pershing Middle School and Glendale High School.

What stands out to me is Scott’s kind and friendly nature. He truly cares about people and works hard to get to know them and their stories. Scott is someone to be counted on. His work ethic and honesty are two of his strongest attributes. I think he has proven this during his past three years on the Springfield Public Schools Board of Education. Scott has strong working relationships with every board member as well as the administrators of SPS. Even if they don’t agree, Scott values the differing opinions and perspectives offered by every board member.

Scott chose to run for the school board in 2021 for what I consider to be the right reasons. He truly loves the Springfield community and understands that our students are our most important resource. A strong public school system is a huge indicator for the strength of the community. Scott also values parents, teachers, and staff. Scott is someone who unites people and brings them together. I feel this quality is especially needed at this time.

I am a lifelong Springfield resident and graduate of Springfield Public Schools. I chose to raise my daughters in Springfield and am pleased to say they are also SPS graduates. I care about the future of SPS, and I know that Scott does, too. He has my vote on April 2 nd , and I hope he has yours.