Editor's note: the following is a press release from Terry Lind announcing his candidacy for Lakeville's School Board.
Former and Principal Terry Lind has announced today that he'll be filing to run for a seat on Lakeville's School Board.
Lind has been involved in education in Lakeville for over forty years and has served as a junior high school social studies and communications teacher, an elementary school media generalist, and, for eighteen years, served as an elementary school principal at both JFK Elementary School and Lakeview Elementary School until his retirement last summer.
His educational training includes a Bachelors of Science Degree in History and English from Minnesota State University—Mankato, a Masters Degree in Education Administration from Minnesota State University—Winona, a Masters Degree in Educational Media/Technology from Minnesota State University—Mankato, and a Six year Certificate in Education Administration from Minnesota State University—Mankato.
While being a principal for the school district, Lind also served as a principal representative on a number of different school district-wide committees to include three boundary adjustment task force committees, the district technology committee, a facility future needs task force, and two district budget adjustment committees.
His other school related involvement over the years includes coaching the high school speech team and coaching both boys’ and girls’ varsity tennis.
Lind has been an active charter member of the Family of Christ Lutheran Church since its inception in the late 1980’s. His involvement has included serving as director of education (six years), vice-president of the church council (4 years), and president of the church council (4 years).
Lind has also been quite active in other community activities and currently has been serving on the City of Lakeville Cable TV Board for over 20 years and has been actively involved with the South Metro Storm Swim Club for the last four years.
His involvement has not been limited to just community activities. For over 30 years, he was a member of the Minnesota Air National Guard and served as the State Staff Historian writing state histories and supervising the historical activities of Air National Guard units throughout the state.
Lind and his wife, Glenda, have been married for more than 40 years and have lived in Lakeville since 1973. They have two adult children who attended the Lakeville Area Public Schools and currently have two grandsons in school—one entering second grade at Lakeview Elementary School and one entering eighth grade at McGuire Middle School.
When asked why he decided to run for the school board, Lind said, “I feel that I have a good understanding of the educational system and the needs and wants of the different cultures that exist in the Lakeville community. Our schools continue to face many challenges—the changing demographics in Lakeville, the decreases in the student age population, higher class sizes, additional parent costs for student transportation and student activities, and more district-wide fiscal challenges in the future. The current school board is continually looking for more effective and creative ways to deal with these issues and to keep all citizens actively involved as stakeholders in the school system. I totally agree with this approach and would like to offer my experience in education and in the community to help successfully meet these challenges.”