Twelve years ago I joined an established school board, they each had years of experience, and I had none. I didn’t know that they would each become a mentor and friend. (Their spouses too.) They each taught me their own leadership style, they taught me it is important to listen, communicate, be compassionate and ask the question “How BIG is your BRAVE?” Each of these skills has served me well and I will continue to use them as a representative. Thank you, my dear friends, for asking me the hard questions while still being my best cheerleaders.