As school board elections draw near, I want to promote a top-notch candidate.
Dr. Heidi Larson may be a new name to some of you, but she has been a valuable part of Mattoon’s school community as the founder and implementer of the B.I.O.N.I.C. program at the Mattoon High School since 2013.
This mentoring program was set in place to create leaders, change the school culture and provide mentoring at a crucial time in student’s lives. I have no doubt Heidi Larson will bring this same energy and experience as an educator and psychologist to the table as a school board member. She plans to promote pathways for mental health, including raising awareness, providing staff training and support, and making sure all of our students have opportunity for support.
Dr. Heidi Larson will work to ensure fiscal responsibility, and keep our students on target technologically. Her oldest son will be a freshman at Mattoon High School in the fall. As a former MHS School Board member, please go out and vote Dr. Heidi Larson for School Board on April 2 or you can vote early. Dr. Larson has my vote!
Kendra Coleman, Mattoon