Erin Adams, a Deephaven resident who has served on the Minnetonka School Board for 12 years, is leaving the board.
The Board invites community members and employees to a public reception on Thursday, April 26 from 4–5:30 p.m. in the board room of the to say farewell and thank Adams for her service. (There will be a short program at approximately 4:45 p.m.)
Adams and her family moved on April 19, on which date she was no longer a resident of the school district due to the sale of her home. The April 12 School Board meeting was her last.
“It has been one of the great honors of my life to serve the students, staff and greater community as a member of this school board since July of 2000," her resignation letter stated. "I have learned so much and have seen dramatic improvement in our schools."
Adams is the last of the School Board members responsible for hiring Superintendent Dennis Peterson to retire. He has appreciated her commitment to child-centered excellence.
“Erin has been an outstanding board member, who always placed students foremost in her decisions," Peterson said. "Her service and wisdom enabled her to be of great help to the entire board in many of their deliberations. She will be missed by the Board members, administrators, teachers and parents who admired her knowledge, compassion and commitment to excellence.”
Adams was appointed to the Board in 2000 and elected to the Board in 2001, 2005 and 2009. She served as Chair of the Board in 2005 and 2006, in addition to serving as Clerk and Vice Chair during her tenure.