She came to the Sept. 23 regular Hastings School Board meeting as member, and left as one.
For a short period of time – a very short period – Teresa Moes was not a member. But on a unanimous vote, the Hastings School Board appointed Moes, whose current term would have expired in January, to fill the remaining two years of former member Dan Greil. He resigned last month as he and his family moved from Hastings.
She has said she is “committed to having a quality school system, guaranteeing every student an opportunity for educational growth and community development.” Being a School Board member is part of that commitment, she said.
“As you may suspect, there is a huge learning curve when you are elected to the school board,” said Moes. “My past eight years of experience has made me realize that you are one vote of a board of seven, but you can make a difference. I am proud to be a part of a team that is committed to working for our community, students and staff.
The School Board had a two-week application process for the position and seven people — Andy Bertram, Gordon Gathright, Kevin Martin, Lila Gamez, Patricia Norwig, Tina Folch and Moes — filed for the position. Earlier this summer, Moes had decided not to seek another four-year-term on the School Board. The regular election is this November (See the separate story about the election in this week’s issue).
Interviews with the prospective members were held during the week of Sept. 9.
Moes was first elected to the School Board in 2005, and re-elected in 2009. She is a Hastings High School graduate and is married with three children. She is employed at the Woodbury YMCA.