To the Editor:

On behalf of the Southern Humboldt Unified School District I would like to thank Mrs. Susan Thompson for her many years of service to the children of Southern Humboldt. It is with respect and admiration that we acknowledge the dedication and hard work of our valuable board member who resigned on December 13, 2012.

She has generously given to our schools and community. Her rational approach to the decision-making process has been a valuable contribution to our school board. As a school superintendent, I appreciate her ability to provide insight and experience to difficult situations.

With the state of school finances, very difficult decisions had to be made during Susan’s tenure. She has always been thoughtful, caring and sincere in her decision-making. She has given so much of herself both in time and commitment to support our struggling schools. We will miss her.

Sue Sheldon for Catherine Scott

District Superintendent

Southern Humboldt Unified School District