I have known of Sister Mary Rita Rohde since she arrived in the Yakima Valley to assist in founding Heritage University 32 years ago. I came to personally know Sister Mary Rita through some fundraising for the university about 25 years ago.
Sister Mary Rita cares passionately about those among us whose educational opportunities have been lacking. Since founding Nuestra Casa, she has been able to educate hundreds of immigrant adults to help them learn English and to assimilate into our culture.
I am supporting Mary Rita for the Sunnyside School Board position because of her desire to make it possible for all children in our school district to learn to each one’s capacity.
Also, I am aware about how fiscally conservative she is, and I feel confident that she will assure that our tax dollars are wisely spent. Because Mary Rita has been an administrator in a high school, in a university and in her international order of sisters, she understands fiscal matters, as well as educational systems.
Please join me in voting for Mary Rita Rohde for the Sunnyside School Board.
/s/ Patsy Barron, Sunnyside