Your endorsement for Heather helps spread the message of why she is the right choice for District 4 School Board Member. Read through the messages below or submit an endorsement yourself.
Marcie Pegg, Former Educator
Heather has shown a dedicated passion for education since before even becoming a teacher. While she no longer serves as an educator, her heart has always been in supporting the school district, students, teachers, and staff. It's evident in all she's done over the last number of years to support education and the community.
Sue Ring, VP of Strategic Initiatives, Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Osceola Program Director
One of the community’s most important elected roles is that of a School Board member as he or she is charged with making decisions that impact the direction of our public school system. We expect our School Board members to lead with integrity, knowledge, and compassion as they serve as an example of leadership for our community’s most precious resource – our children. Heather Kahoun, District 4 candidate, is deserving of such consideration. She possesses the temperament, skill set, expertise, and moral compass that will serve the best interests of our children. Her classroom experience gives her the necessary perspective to inspire our teachers and support staff. As a small business owner and entrepreneur, she has the drive and determination for success. And as a mother of three children in the public school system, she understands and appreciates the weight of the office to chart the district’s course empowering children to reach their fullest potential. As a member of the 2021 Leadership Osceola program, Heather was an enthusiastic participant in the civic engagement and community learning process. The relationships formed and knowledge gained will only strengthen her ability to lead. The District’s Vision Statement is The Osceola School District will work in partnership with families and the community to ensure all learners develop the essential knowledge and skills to strengthen our thriving community. Heather Kahoun is an exceptional choice to be the School Board member that can inspire all learners to reach their highest potential as responsible, productive citizens.
Lisa Bunofsky, Educator
In the 15+ years I have known Heather, she has proven to be dedicated to and passionate about education. I’ve seen her work tirelessly for students, teachers, and schools in many different capacities. She will no doubt continue to put students first while representing and being a voice for all.
Sandy Thompson, Educator and Parent
Heather was an awesome student for me and a wonderful teacher for my own children. I know she will make an amazing School Board Member!
Rene Clayton, Educator and District Leader
Heather was a delightful student in fourth grade, always positive and friendly. Then as principal, I was even more thrilled to hire her as a teacher at Pleasant Hill Elementary and watch her grow and thrive and share more love and kindness with her students. And how special it was to watch her become a mother and continue sharing her greatness! When she became part of the Community Relations team at the district, I knew she would have a special insight from being a teacher and a community member. She is exactly what the community continues to need and I am so very proud of her for taking this leap!! #HeatherforSchools