Newly elected Mineral County School Board trustee, Sheri Samson, is excited for what awaits her after an appointment to the recently vacated position vacated by Beatrice McMinn-Conway of Schurz.
Her past has concentrated on working with children, from the point of raising her own two grown sons. She remained forefront in their school system, working alongside their teachers.
With the power of music, Samson instructed children and developed a children’s choir.
Working for the California Prison System, Samson received training in order to write curriculum for high risk youth in vital areas; has received drug and alcohol training and has worked as a counselor and teacher with youth and adults who were incarcerated.
As the California system began to financially lose contracts, Samson shifted into a new field of employment. This time, she would serve the general public in insurance sales with Auto Club, holding the position for ten years, before moving to Walker Lake with her husband, Randy.
“I always strive to set goals, be a doer not a talker and reach out to others,” Samson said.
Before submitting a letter of interest to the school board, Samson explains, “After carefully weighing in on many aspects of Hawthorne and the Mineral County area, I feel that I gained an appreciation for the potential and the positives that can be achieved, especially with the children within our school system.”
“My passion is ultimately for our kids, and I strongly believe in the educational link being an asset to our communities. These are our children to assist and mold. Education is our community of tomorrow – what will they contribute to our futures?”
She concludes, “By exploring all the richness and the potential within our students we can uncover more than we ever hoped for. I understand there are challenges, but I hope to align myself with answers and creative processes to meet the goals presented before us.
Samson also works part-time at the Independent-News in Hawthorne where she can be seen covering local stories and has revived Faces of Mineral County.