OPEN LETTER FROM CALLIE
My name is Callie Bertsch and I am running as a write-in candidate for the Rhinelander School Board. I was raised in Antigo, WI and attended college at both John Brown University (Private Christian University in Arkansas), where I received my BS in Intercultural Studies and Biology, and Michigan Technological University, where I received a MS in Forest Ecology & Management. I also spent a year in Bulgaria through the Peace Corps whole receiving my MS, an experience that expanded my horizons.
I think what is important for me is the people along my career path who encouraged, supported, and never doubted my abilities. Also I follow the Four Agreements of Don Miguel Ruiz: 1. Be true to my word. 2. Don't make assumptions. 3. Don't take things personally. 4. Always do my best. I will take these Four Agreements and apply them to the work I will do as a school board member.
As a mom now raising a son who has Down Syndrome, it's important to instill the same qualities in him and others so that all people feel included and are empowered to do their best work.