I have been a teacher in Worthington for 10 years, and I am happily heading into my 11th year of educating the students here in the Worthington district.

To the Editor:

I have been a teacher in Worthington for 10 years, and I am happily heading into my 11th year of educating the students here in the Worthington district. In my line of work, I interact with adult professionals on a consistent basis.

I have seen many different approaches used when it comes to standing up for what people believe to be in the best interest of students. Some of these approaches I have admired, and some I have not.

Defending what you believe in, using a tactful approach, can be tricky business. Very rarely do you find someone who has the ability to stand firm in what they believe in while maintaining a gentle approach.

I feel David Bressman is a person who has that skill set.

I have witnessed firsthand Mr. Bressman support what he believed to be right for the students in Worthington and our school district. I was impressed by his commitment to stand firm in his position, even though many around him disagreed with his view.

It would have been very easy to take the paved path and submit to the popular viewpoint; however, Mr. Bressman's integrity prevailed.

I support the candidacy of David Bressman and would take comfort in knowing that we would continue to have a board president who will stand firm in what he believes in and what he feels is right for the students, staff and, ultimately, the Worthington schools.

Rick Armstrong
Granby Elementary School wellness teacher