What your neighbors are saying
"I am proud to endorse Sarah Johansen in her candidacy for the Wayzata Board of Education. The leadership roles that she has taken on in a variety of district arenas have given her great insight into the strengths of Wayzata School District as well as the challenges of the future"
Former School Board Chair
"Please join me in supporting Sarah in her election to the Wayzata School Board! As a former Board Member, I know what it takes to make this commitment to our community. Sarah is ready, willing, and able to serve us all in this role! Thanks for helping Sarah...she will always do what is BEST for KIDS!!!!!"
Greg Rye, Former Chair
Wayzata School Board
Sarah Johansen is smart, engaged and committed to the ongoing excellence of the Wayzata School District. She understands the demands that a growing student population will bring, and hers will be a fresh voice on the Wayzata School Board to ensure that each and every student thrives.
As a graduate of Wayzata High School and a parent of three kids currently in the district I realize how important it is to keep Wayzata at the top of the school rankings. Sarah shares this vision which is why she has my vote for Wayzata School Board.
Brian Doyle, Realtor
I've had the privilege to serve with Sarah and see her in action on several committees in the Wayzata School District. Her energy, dedication, knowledge of the district, and leadership skills are what we need on the school board. Please vote for Sarah and continue the excellence in Wayzata Schools!
As a parent of two Wayzata students, I trust that Sarah has the courage and commitment to do what is best for our students. As a fellow volunteer, I have seen first hand that Sarah has the knowledge and experience to be a valuable board member.
I feel Sarah will present a strong balanced voice for our children’s best interest as well as that of our district. In this time of unprecedented growth in attendance, the Board needs members that will weigh the competing needs of the communities it serves. I know Sarah has the commitment, knowledge and passion to meet these issues and lead our district into the future.
I am pleased to endorse Sarah Johansen for the Wayzata Board of Education. Sarah's service as chair of the Legislative Action Committee, Family Learning Center and member of other district committees provide her with a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges that our district is facing. Sarah is committed to the learning needs of all students and her thoughtful and balanced approach to decision making will make her an asset to the Board.
Sarah Johansen has been instrumental in helping get legislation passed that has made a positive impact on our District’s finances. She is also an active member of our Early Childhood Family Education programs and committees, and was also on our Citizen’s Facilities Task Force. Her knowledge and experience with our District will be a great asset and allow her to hit the ground running.
Wayzata School Board Member
From the first time I met Sarah in an ECFE class in 2007, I have been impressed by her. She is intelligent and articulate. She demonstrates the ability to collaborate and compromise to reach the best solutions for everyone. She doesn’t ask “Can I help?” but rather “How can I help?” Sarah is ready to roll up her sleeves and get to work for our kids. We NEED her knowledge, experience, passion, and commitment on our school board as our district enters a phase of unprecedented growth.
The Wayzata School community would be well-served to have Sarah Johansen as a member of the Wayzata School Board. Sarah is a wonderfully informed advocate for learners in our community....from the very youngest learner through college, Sarah knows education!
Sarah is a good listener and a passionate supporter of public education. Sarah puts in the time to know the issues, research options, and recommends policy that is in the best interest of the entire learning community.
My husband and I have a 5 year old in kindergarten and a 3 year old at Peppermint Fence Preschool. I had the pleasure of volunteering for the Wayzata Family Learning Center Advisory with Sarah Johansen. Sarah was a professional and organized Advisory board president and provided our group with high performance leadership. Sarah is also a loving and caring wife and mother and has strong family values. Sarah recognizes the importance for quality education and will dedicate herself to improving and maintaining the quality of our schools and our district.
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