Mike Kreamer, a public servant, both in the classroom and as an administrator of Louisiana education for over 32 years and life-long resident of Lafayette, LA has announced his candidacy for the District 7, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
“Educators will have a voice…Students and parents will be heard” is the call to action behind the candidate’s run for one of the eight elected statewide BESE Board positions. The District 7 seat represents the parishes of Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette and Vermilion.
“I am ready to go to work representing all educators, students and parents in our district focusing on such important issues as reducing the classroom stress caused by the over-testing and high-stakes accountability while emphasizing the needs of individual students in classrooms.” states Kreamer. “We need to assure adequate and fair funding, early learning, sensible accountability and local control for our public education system so all students can be served equally well.” Kreamer continued.
Mike Kreamer’s family of educators joined the announcement celebration at the Original Don’s Downtown Tuesday night in Lafayette. Included were his parents Dr.’s Jean and Larry Kreamer, both retired professors, UL Lafayette; wife Terri Kreamer, second grade teacher in Iberia Parish; daughter Michelle Kreamer, English teacher in Lafayette Parish; and son Garret Kreamer, graduate assistant at UL Lafayette.
“With over 32 years of experience in Louisiana schools, both large and rural, with teachers and parents of all backgrounds, I am in touch with the day-to-day issues of education and am committed to all schools and the families they serve. I am ready to serve.” concluded Kreamer.
The primary election for BESE is Saturday October 24, 2015.
For more information contact Mike Kreamer, Candidate – BESE – Dist. 7