During the Nov. 17 meeting of the Manawa School Board, Joanne Johnson was appointed to fill the position previously vacated by Paul Sturm.
“This gives me the opportunity to help move our district forward,” said Johnson.
Involved with the long range planning for the district, Johnson feels that many wonderful ideas were generated from the group.
“As a board member I can work to help implement those ideas and help to make our district a great place to be,” she said. “I want Manawa to become the place that staff wants to work, that students want to attend and that parents want to send their children to.”
Credited as an open minded, fair person, who relates well to others, she believes that every single person in the district has a voice which deserves to be heard.
“I am the district wide representative, so if you live in the School District of Manawa I am representing you,” Johnson said. “I want to know, as do the rest of the school board, any questions, concerns, comments or suggestions that you may have. I want to know what we are doing well, and what we can do better to make our district a great place to be.”
Johnson and her husband Howard have lived in Ogdensburg for the past 15 years and have three children.