110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
posted Sep 28, 2012 - 1:43:02pm
I'm a longtime resident of DeLeon Springs. I'm writing to you today in support of Carl Persis, who is running for the chair position on the Volusia County Council.
Carl is a longtime professional who served for years as a fellow principal in the Volusia County school system. We became good friends over the years, as we worked with other principals and teachers to make our school system better.
Carl's approach to decision-making was always to study the facts — looking at the good and bad of each future decision — discuss the probable effects of the decision with cohorts and school family, and then come up with possible solutions which he would share to be discussed before making a final decision as the principal.
I am certain not everyone agreed with every decision, but Carl was always available to discuss the why and wherefore of the decision.
His approach was apparently very effective in the operation of Ormond Elementary School. During the years I was the elementary supervisor for Volusia County, I never received a single complaint from a teacher or parent about the operation of the school.
Carl also has considerable experience in civic service. Besides being a teacher and principal in our school system, Carl has served a combined seven years as a city commissioner or mayor of Ormond Beach, and as a member of the Volusia County Council an additional seven years.
He has been endorsed by both the Sierra Club and the Home Builders Association, which is quite an accomplishment in itself, considering how these two groups frequently have different opinions. This just goes to show you how highly respected Carl is.
I am hoping you will support Carl in his efforts to keep Volusia County a great place to call home.
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