Jeanne Pearson fondly recalls her 29 years as an Oak View school board trustee
Jeanne Pearson, a long-time trustee of the Oak View Union School Board, sits in front of binders holding 29 years worth of agendas and records Friday morning at her Acampo home.
- A bittersweet goodbye
As I close the door on my career as a school board trustee for
Oak View School, I look back over the past 29 years in silent
reflection; in recalling our misunderstandings, be grateful they
weren't more serious; in remembering our goals that weren't
attained, think of the achievements that were never goals; and
looking to the future, appreciate the experiences of the past and
be grateful that there is tomorrow an opportunity to try again.
With these thoughts in mind, I want to express my appreciation
for the opportunity to serve this community for the past 29 years.
I reflect on the pleasure in working with other board members,
staff and the community. Think of the many hours we have spent
working together in project, curriculum and school improvement
program writing as well as negotiating and board policy
I personally want to thank each and every one for the support
and cooperation you have given me over the years. I valued your
input more than you have realized.
Even though we may have disagreed, we made a good team because
of our mutual respect for each other. In closing, the best of
everything to all.
— Jeanne Pearson
Posted: Monday, January 17, 2011 12:00 am
Jeanne Pearson, who made the two-mile drive to her final meeting
as a trustee on Oak View Union School District board on Nov. 18,
will be recognized later this month for her 29 years of service to
the students of Acampo.
Despite not being re-elected, Pearson is among those with the
longest tenure on a school board in California.
Monday, January 17, 2011 12:00 am.