Letter to the editor: ‘Meet Anna Allison’

By ANDREW WALLMAN | Pastor, Faith Church, Wilton

A notable quality of Ms. Anna Allison’s character that is, perhaps, easy to overlook, is that she lives out her conviction to “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” and “love thy neighbor as thyself” — from her next door neighbor all the way to folks she’s just met in other villages. If you take a little time to get to know her, she may even share with you some of her wealth of life experience she brings to an opportunity like our school board. As a mom, (thrice) widowed, college-educated, a background in everything from special ed., social psychology parent/child psychology, transactional analysis, and experience in medical tech.; Anna identifies well with many in our community and across varied socio-economic circumstances; and takes the time necessary to truly listen, encourage and do the homework. 

With a great mind for business, a commitment to helping people, an understanding of people’s hurts and concerns in many seasons of life; and above all a desire to “be the change” our communities truly need; myself and many others highly endorse Anna Allison for our school board.

Upon reading Ms. Allison’s eleven point flyer, it seemed evident that her platform raises promotion of three categories of which most of the eleven can be addressed: 1. Parental & professional (e.g. items 3 & 7), 2. Patriotic (e.g. 1,2 & 9), and 3. Political (e.g. 3 & 11). While many of the concerns that arise from each of these categories overlap and even dovetail; Ms. Allison has made strides toward effectively giving voice to the initial issues over which our community and district continues to dialog. 

Ms. Allison appears to be more interested in actually seeing restoration of our community bonds, positive solutions for our families and decisions made that actually benefit each student – all of which could begin with healthy discussion generated by her 11 initial points.  

Once you get to know Ms. Allison; you’ll find she shares the same, and perhaps, even more concerns about our students, each teacher and staff member and her community. You may discover she has a very real, quiet demeanor that exudes firm compassion for all people; and wisdom for the sharing – qualities we could all use a little more of in the Driftless area. After all, she prays regularly for us all.  

Now is the time for better conversation, not more consternation. Now is the time for hard work and in-depth research. Now is the time for more care, more prayer. Now is the time for better appointments not more disappointment… so let’s join together and appoint Ms. Allison to our N.O.W. school board at this upcoming election! 

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