Author Archives: Debbie Wesslund

About Debbie Wesslund

I served on the Jefferson County Board of Education, Louisville, KY, from 2007-2014 and continue to be an advocate for public schools. There’s a high-level dialogue about public education that swings from positive to negative, with many who seek the spotlight voicing an inaccurate picture of our public schools. Words matter. They get lodged in our public perceptions, creating a narrative that doesn’t reflect the real story. There’s so much more to public education, and much worth applauding in Kentucky and across the country. The stakes are high: public education is the most serious public business we are about as a community, a state and a nation. We must continually renew our resolve to support public education. There’s always more promise in building something up, than in tearing it down.

The Legacy of Carol Haddad; Three Decades of History-Making Leadership on JCPS Board

Some people in young Carol Ann’s life told her she wouldn’t amount to a hill of beans. “I always wondered what that meant,” she said. “Just what is a hill of beans?” What Carol Ann Haddad has amounted to is … Continue reading

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