September 19, 2018 - Dear Voters of Mariposa County: As we come closer to Election Day each of you are starting to look at the candidates and trying to decide for whom to vote. I would like to offer my opinion in one race. Judy Eppler is running for re-election to the Mariposa County Unified School Board and the Mariposa Unified School Board. I recommend that you support her re-election.
I have worked for MCUSD since August of 1994 and have enjoyed teaching many of your children. Judy was serving as the middle school principal at that time and eventually was promoted to the District Office. A few years after her departing MMS I was honored to be named the principal of that school and Judy and I worked as colleagues within the district. Eventually she retired and when a position opened up on the school board Judy agreed to run for that position.
Judy Eppler brings decades of experience to our district and our sound fiscal management, great test scores, and high graduation rates demonstrate what an effective Board can influence. We need Judy on the Board. She and I haven't always agreed on every issue but when we have been at different sides Judy has always been willing to listen and compromise to come to a workable solution. Judy treats the employees of the District with great respect and her concern for the students is second to none. She is very professional.
As you ponder about what it is that you want for MCUSD and the programs for your child in our wonderful school district, I encourage you to support Judy Eppler for re-election to the School Board. Her expertise, knowledge, integrity, and love of the students will continue to make MCUSD even better. Judy won't let you down so please vote for Judy Eppler.
Bill “Doc” Atwood Ed.D
Bass Lake, CA.