Monticello School Board Recognition Month

John Schlarmann

     In honor of School Board Recognition Month in May, the Monticello Express will spotlight a different member of the Monticello Community School District Board of Education each week during the month.

     This week, get to know Board member John Schlarmann.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

     Our family includes my wife Jami, Kinzi, 15, Haili, 14, and Nick, 9.

     We operate a grain and livestock farm west of Monticello, and also operate a trucking business.

     I enjoy any time spent with family and friends wherever that may be.

How many years have you served on the board?

     I am presently serving my sixth year on the school board.

What is the one thing you learned while on the board that you didn’t know before becoming a board member?

     I didn’t know that the school board made so many important decisions that affect not just the students, but the taxpayers of Monticello. Serving on the school board has been a very rewarding experience for me.

What advice would you give to a future board member?

     My advice to future board members would be to keep an open mind, be considerate, make informed decisions, and be forward thinking.

When a student graduates from Monticello High School, what skills do you expect them to have?

     My hope for students when they graduate from MHS would be that they’re respectful, willing learners, productive citizens, and that they’re prepared for the next steps in their lives.

When thinking about the Monticello Community School District, what thoughts come to mind?

     Monticello schools has been and still is an excellent school system. Community support for our school has helped make our school be one of the best places to educate our children in the state. The staff is always looking at ways to keep our district moving forward. We have been blessed to have great administrators, great teachers, great support staff, great school board members, all of which work together to make Monticello schools successful.


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