Katie Campbell is a Staff member at Loyalton High School who has worked with Meschery. Campbell stated Meschery has encouraged and strengthened her, adding she is a great leader. Campbell said as a parent she had three of her four kids go through LHS and were taught by Meschery. Campbell said Meschery strengthens students, and great with parents and teachers.
Jenna Holland, Sierra Schools Foundation President, read a letter in support of Meschery, urging the Board not to squander this opportunity. Holland stated Meschery has given so much to this District and asked the Board to affirm the Adhoc committee’s recommendation.
Victoria Fisher, submitted a letter read by Blaine Donnelly in support of Meschery. Stating in part that Meschery leads by intuitive inspiration and has core leadership values.
Laurie Petterson, a teacher spoke as a former colleague of Meschery and a parent of students at the High School. She said Meshery helped her become the teacher she has become, adding Meschery has all the qualities you want in a leader and will do what is best for the kids. Petterson told the Board the recommendation of the committee needed to be listened to.
Former First 5 Director and past Principal of Loyalton Middle School Mike Filippini and Former Superintendent Stan Hardeman also spoke in favor of Meschery.
Wright stated he’d received 18 letters all in favor of Meschery. He said he knew the committee did their due process in selecting Meschery. He wanted to ask questions of a site administrator before making the decision, adding he wanted to make the best decision for this school. Wright felt it was important for him to have some time with Meschery in closed session and there were things he wanted to talk about.
Holland wanted the Board to hone their process, so this doesn’t happen again.
After closed session in which no reportable action was reported, the approval of
Meschery was unanimous.