April 1, 2022 – Hartford, WI – I have known Heather Barrie personally for over 18 years. Our paths crossed while our children were just beginning elementary school in the Hartford Union School District and have grown to know her well as our children graduated together from HUHS.
What initially struck me about Heather was her desire and dedication to be certain our children were having a positive, well-rounded school experience – educationally, socially and emotionally.
In the early days, this meant volunteering to assist at the school in any capacity. Heather stepped up as Den Leader for The Boy Scouts, helped run many extra-curricular events, such as movie nights, in-school Christmas shops, dances, concession stand operations for sporting events, and more.
Heather also put together large events, such as the year-end sports banquet for all athletes and their families. You could find her in the classroom assisting when the call was put out for help for events and field trips. Heather was the person always on sight, doing what she could.
As the children grew, and more opportunities and challenges arose for our students, Heather was leading the cause for improvement. We lived through the era of consistent school budget cuts, with opportunities for students lessening. Heather was proactive in seeing that our children still had what was necessary in the school system to succeed. In a time when emotional well-being is being put to the test for students, you can assure Heather has that concern in mind for their safety, as well.
Heather is a well-organized, energetic professional who is business savvy and forward thinking. Her drive keeps her focused on the end game and will do what it takes to succeed. This drive, along with her concern about the future of our children, make her the ideal candidate for the HUHS school board. I support Heather in the decision to be on the school board, and encourage others to do so, as well.
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