I am writing to show my support for Jennifer Schneider’s election to the Canandaigua City School District Board of Education.

Jennifer and I have known each other for nearly 20 years. Although our acquaintance began at Rochester Institute of Technology, our professional relationship has continued through many environmental, health and safety situations. Over the years, we have both become parents in the Canandaigua community and have developed a personal relationship. I have the utmost respect for Jennifer both professionally and personally.

Jennifer has been involved in education nearly all of her life — she is a dedicated educator. She relates well to diverse populations and brings with her decades of experience. Jennifer is more than a seasoned professional. She is a capable team player with a proven ability to successfully overcome challenges and accomplish goals. Not only do her abilities make her an excellent choice for our Canandaigua school board, but she has a heart for our community. Over the years, Jennifer has tirelessly served on many district committees such as those working on our strategic plan, instructional excellence and technology.

It will be my pleasure to vote for Jennifer knowing that she has the abilities and experience necessary to do the job, but also the desire to advocate for academic excellence within the supportive and nurturing environment that all of our students deserve.

Please consider voting for Jennifer Schneider on May 16.

Dawn Hess