As a retired school counselor, I spent a career working with schoolchildren and families in Puyallup. However, I met Therese Pasquier as a board member at St. Francis House, a compassionate organization that provides clothing, meals and adult English instruction to families in our area. She understands the broad economic, social and educational needs existing in our area.
School district financial issues will become more tenuous as rainy day funds are tapped for maintaining basic school programs. Schools need experienced and knowledgeable leaders. Pasquier is such a leader.
Her sons’ schools benefited when as a parent she volunteered on various committees from Safe Routes to School to being a two-term PTA president. She has been on school district task forces from levy passing to secondary school grading practices. She is an advocate for our schools.
Pasquier has been a community board member for various organizations from the Puyallup Food Bank to the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation. She is committed to this community.
Pasquier is an independent thinker, compassionate and business savvy. She will be a great addition to the Puyallup School Board.