Meg Varhalmi (Not Applicable)
Trustee-School District #1 - - (11799)
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001-6645
Meg Varhalmi is a parent of two kids in the LCSD1 school district, a scientist, and a writer. She's lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming since 2014, and watched her kids grow and excel in the Wyoming schools. She has a master's degree in Geology with a specialty in mammal paleontology from Northern Arizona University. She's been a parent for seventeen years, with all the skills that come from being the chauffeur, the PR specialist, the negotiator, an at-home educator, and mediator.
While I'm new to the school board, I've served on committees and boards before in a volunteer capacity. I know how to negotiate, work with others in a team environment to get the best outcome, and can complete projects even through tedious work. This position is a service to the community, and I've had many service jobs and positions over the course of my life.
I have a masters degree in geology with an emphasis in mammal Paleontology.
Community Activities and Memberships
I'm an election judge for Laramie County, I've participated in the Rotary Club events, I've marched for Women's Rights, I support Wyoming Equality and its mission of equality. I hope to continue to serve as a member of the LCSD1 school board.
Why I am Running
I'm running for the school board to ensure quality education for everyone, no matter their race, their gender, their sexual orientation, their disabilities, their mobility challenges, or the socioeconomic status. As a school board trustee, it'll be my job to ensure access to quality education, both through library materials and professional educators. We all deserve great education for ourselves and our children, and that's my goal.
Top 3 Priorities
1. Public safety - by this I mean crossing guards at every school, and clear guidelines for times of disease outbreak.
2. Teacher compensation - Excellent teachers are incredibly valuable. They are professionals in a profession that requires special skills. They should be paid commensurate with those skills.
3. Work with the board and the administrators of the schools to find a better solution to our bullying problem, illustrated by the report on the events at McCormick Junior High School in 2019.