David (Dave) E. Cruson has a deep history of service to our community and District 49. He is a father of two elementary school students and has served on his kids’ school accountability committee and the district accountability and advisory committee.
“The skill set I hope to bring to the board is one of cooperation and care,” said Cruson. “I very much prefer a collaborative style when it comes to a team decision. I make every effort to weigh pros and cons, while also thinking about the past and the future.”
Cruson said he appreciates the collaboration required between the Board of Education and three chief officers in the district’s non-traditional governance structure.
“While the chief officers are the paid leaders, I see the board as a policy making body that works in cooperation with the chief officers to set the stage of success for students, teachers, staff, parents and community.”