Lammersville Unified welcomes new board member
by Denise Ellen Rizzo
Dec 07, 2012 | 3520 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A long-time Mountain House resident won a seat on the Lammersville Unified School District board on Election Day, bringing with her 32-years of educational knowledge.

Sharon Lampel has worked at various school districts going from teacher to her current position as the assistant superintendent of human resources in San Lorenzo.

The 53-year-old — who has lived in Mountain House since 2004 — believes she has “something to offer the district.”

“I want to share all the training and my knowledge with the community I love,” she said on Friday. “I work with a school board right now with a point of view from the staff side and working from the other side of the table would be interesting.”

Lampel beat incumbent Dr. Chris Cunningham — 1,652 votes to 1,251 — during the Nov. 6 election.

She ran a low-key campaign that involved meeting parents at local youth flag football and soccer competitions.

“I figured those are the best people to talk to, those are the people with children,” she said.

Lampel said she was out of the country on Election Day on a trip to Israel planned well in advance of the election. She joked that news of the outcome was surprising and exciting.

“The first thing that crossed my mind is ‘what have I got myself into,’” she said.

Lampel has already met with Superintendent Dale Hansen, fellow board members, administrators and teachers.

“They’re all dedicated – I’m looking forward to fitting with this team,” she said.

With the ongoing construction of Mountain House High School, Lampel is eager to develop the curriculum and infrastructure for the school. She also wants to keep the district financially solvent as it moves forward.

She is expected to be sworn-in during the Lammersville Unified board meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

• Contact Denise Ellen Rizzo at 830-4225 or drizzo@tracypress.com.
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