I'm thrilled to support Terri Swartout for EP School Board! Terri brings so much experience and knowledge for effective schools, matched with an expertise about well-rounded student learning. Her vision for student well-being and success is aligned with the most significant research in the field. It's time to include school board leadership with the depth of educational insight as Terri will bring. The children of Eden Prairie deserve nothing less!
-Tina Kruse, PhD, Education professor at Macalester College & proud EPHS parent
As the superintendent of a school in northern Minnesota, I have considered it a distinct honor to work with Terri Swartout over the past four years. Terri is extremely professional in her approach to developing leaders who work towards improving health in public schools. I have found her to be a strong collaborator, a catalyst for positive change, and a motivating influence as she works with key stakeholders in education.
-Tim Lutz, Superintendent, Kelliher School District
I'm so excited that Terri is running for school board! She is truly an engaged community member with deep roots in Eden Prairie. She understands our families and is committed to ensuring that we have the strongest schools for all kids. And, she brings this remarkable depth of experience in education across the state because of her professional role at the Minnesota Department of Education. She visits schools around the state, talks to leaders, and is at the cutting edge of best practices in education. She will be a tremendous asset to Eden Prairie as a school board member.
-Beth Kruesch, Eden Prairie
Terri Swartout is a statewide school leader making her a uniquely qualified candidate for the Eden Prairie District School Board. I've had the opportunity to collaborate with Terri as she influences the health and well-being of all Minnesota students. I've presented with her at the Minnesota School Boards Association Annual Conference. I've attended work sessions with Terri that include education stakeholders from a variety of perspectives and I've attended many of her quality school trainings that have helped me improve the service I provide to districts in West Central Minnesota. As a former West Fargo North Dakota School Board Member (10,000 student district), I have 14 years of experience working with school board members from around the region and the nation and know a good candidate when I see one. I highly endorse Terri Swartout for school board.
-Karen Nitzkorski, PartnerSHIP4Health, Worksite Wellness and School Coordinator, Becker, Clay, Otter Tail, Wilkin Counties
Terri has always been a willing and enthusiastic volunteer at Eagle Heights. She is someone that can be counted on to be a hands-on volunteer at events, and also does behind the scenes work. She has served on the PTO, coordinated and assisted in classroom events, coordinated our annual end of the year field days and assisted with grant writing. Her passion for Eden Prairie schools, along with her experience at the Department of Education, will make her a qualified and dedicated Eden Prairie School Board Member.
-Amanda Muhlbauer, Former PTO President, Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion
I've had the pleasure of collaborating with Terri over the last few years and have seen firsthand her passion for the youth of Minnesota and her commitment to building healthy schools. She is a natural convener and collaborative leader who knows how to work with decision makers to move big projects forward. Terri is a proven catalyst for positive change and a tireless champion for young people who I'm proud to know and trust.
-Adam Fanning, National Network Manager, Healthy Schools and Communities Program, Alliance for a Healthier Generation
I am supporting Terri Swartout in her candidacy for Eden Prairie School Board. I have volunteered with her on PTO as classroom representative coordinator. I think she would be a natural as a school board member. Terri is dedicated, patient, and works well with a variety of people. Terri takes the time to do her research, listens, and fully understands the issues she is working on. Vote for Terri Swartout.
-Kristina LaVelle, Eden Prairie
I've worked with Terri Swartout for 7 years. I know Terri to be an experienced, passionate and principled leader. She is a tireless advocate for students. She is focused on improving educational opportunities, environments, and outcomes. She understands school culture and the broader system and community in which schools operate. Join me in supporting Terri for Eden Prairie School Board.
-Chris Tholkes, Minnesota Public Health Professional
Terri cares deeply about the well-being of children. She is a problem solver who is willing to go the extra mile in order to achieve positive results. Terri has demonstrated her expertise in working with school decision makers through her work with advancing policies and effectively implementing best practices in school wellness. Terri has a knack for working on detailed policies and projects without losing sight of big picture goals.
-Gail Anderson, Colleague