I have been fortunate to work with Chris Blackman for the past four years at Walla Walla High School. I am also the parent of a student with autism who currently attends Wa-Hi and has been attending Walla Walla Public Schools since kindergarten.
Over the years, I have met no teacher or person quite like Chris. She is consistent in her philosophy on how important services are to all children and passionate about ensuring every child has an opportunity to succeed.
Additionally, Chris is an excellent communicator, sets high expectations for her students, and helps them meet those expectations. Despite their disabilities, she never underestimates what students are capable of.
As a parent of a special education student, I appreciate that Chris always works with the students' best interest in mind.
But as a citizen of Walla Walla County, I am especially pleased that she is willing to use her knowledge, energy and passion to improve county services for all as she asks for your vote as Walla Walla County commissioner.
Her innovative thinking, highly educated background and diverse experience will serve this county well. She is professional in all settings and her heart is always in the right place - with the people she serves!
You can bet that Chris Blackman will work hard to make a difference for everyone.