Karen Leonhart

For MVEA Vice President

About me

  • Fruita resident (25 years)
  • 1st grade Teacher (10 years at Rim Rock),
  • High School Boys & Girls Swim Coach at Palisade, Central, and Fruita Monument , Dolphin Swim Club (15 years)
  • City of Fruita Recreation Director (9 years)
  • Fruita Rotary Club member (16 years)
  • Citizen Committee for Fruita Community Center
  • Community and local event enthusiast
  • 4 children schooled through Shelledy, FMS, 8/9, FMHS
  • I love spending time with my family, being outdoors- on my bike or in the water!

Relationships, Trust, Communication

We are "Teachers working together with our community to build a better future for our students". I want to work to continue the commitment that has been made on improving communication, building relationships and trust between teachers, administration, school board, the community, and most importantly, the students.

My Commitment To You:

I will use my leadership skills to

  • Support MVEA President and members
  • Listen, gather information and concerns
  • Provide a wide and fair perspective on issues in need of improvement
  • Problem solve creatively through collaboration and partnerships
  • Build our team
  • Encourage a positive environment for both students and members, in and outside of the classroom.

Vote Tuesday, March 3rd