As a retired public school teacher and long-time Dunkirk resident, I have closely followed the progress of the Stoughton Area School District for many years.

Of late, I have especially noticed the work of the current school board vice president, Joe Freye, who is also the longest-serving member of the board. Over the past six years, Joe has served on every school board committee and has been instrumental in establishing and maintaining a positive board culture that is based on trust and collaboration. His efforts to align the board with the administration to create common positive goals have been impressive. Joe is the current chairperson of the important employee relations committee.

With two young boys attending Stoughton schools, Joe is deeply involved with the school system. He has continually demonstrated his sincere concern for all Stoughton area students, parents, teachers and the community at large.

Please vote for Joe Freye on April 2.

Thomas E. Sinks

City of Stoughton