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Pamela Sund Herschlip, Fargo, Published November 03 2012

Letter: Perfect choice for superintendent

The state superintendent of North Dakota public instruction is a professional position that requires a leader with an appropriate professional resumé. Occasionally in North Dakota, politicians are elected or appointed to state positions in the good old boy system of politics. The DPI position demands experience, not political connections.

Candidate Kirsten Baesler is uniquely qualified by education and experience for this position. Baesler holds a master’s degree in education and technology information. Her service includes: assistant principal of Bismarck Public Schools, southwest director for the North Dakota School Board Association, chairwoman of the Mandan School Board, and parent in the North Dakota school system, among others.

Baesler is not only the choice for superintendent of public instruction, she is the only choice given her record as a lifetime education professional, which her opponent, Tracy Potter, lacks.

Baesler understands which federal policies are advantageous to North Dakota and which policies adversely affect our students, teachers, and our statewide school system.

A proven educational leader and innovator, Baesler has earned the support of students, teachers, parents, community members and taxpayers.