My name is Kelly Jacobsen and I am a sixth grade teacher at Ocean Park Elementary School. I have the best job in the world. I love arriving at my building each morning and greeting the students. They are so happy to be at school. They come through the door with huge smiles on their faces ready to share and learn and grow. I cannot imagine working anywhere else.
While on the news we often hear people complaining about how schools are not doing what they need to do, I do not believe that is the case here at Ocean Beach School District. I know that the people in our community love their schools. We have so many community volunteers in our buildings who love coming and working with our students. When I am out in the community with my students, people will often come up to the class and let them know what a wonderful group of young adults they are. Our students know that the whole community is invested in their success. Everyone wants the best for each and every child in our district.
By supporting the levies you are reinforcing that message. You are telling our students that you know the greatest gift you can give to another person is knowledge. It is one of the many ways you can support our youth. Remember a vote for the levy is a vote for a brighter future for our community.
Kelly M. Jacobsen
Sixth Grade Teacher and OBEA Co-President