On February 14, 2012 during Sherwood School District’s School Board meeting, Director Mark Christie announced his resignation from the Board of Directors, effective June 30, 2012. The resignation will allow Mr. Christie to continue his commitment to public service and run for a position on the Devils Lake Water Improvement Board, where his family owns property on Sandpoint.
Mark Christie has served as a director on the Sherwood School Board since 1997, and his four children all graduated from Sherwood Schools. In his resignation letter, he notes it has been “an amazing15 years…serving our great Sherwood School District” and praised the other members of the Board for their commitment to providing the best educational experience to each individual student in the District.
“It has been such a pleasure to work with, and learn from, Mark Christie,” said Superintendent Heather Cordie, “His love of our school district and community, coupled with his years of experience, have been such a wonderful addition to our Board of Directors. He will be missed!” Board Vice Chair Sue Hekker is most impressed with Christie’s commitment to speaking his mind, always with the best interest of the children and the community he serves. “It is certainly hard to sum up the many years of service Mark Christie has given this community. He has answered the call … and left us all better for it,” notes Hekker. Fellow Director Kevin Noreen said he will miss Mark’s “sense of humor, dedication and love for the Sherwood School District.”
Christie’s term set to expire June 30, 2013 allowing him to concentrate on the 2013 election. “It’s time to pass the baton,” Christie said. “I’m leaving it in good hands.”
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