Opinion: Waters will focus on better education for all Columbia students

The school board election is days away, and this race is important. Suzette Waters we have a candidate who has the time to learn from all stakeholders and the commitment to public education that is so needed in this current environment when public schools are under attack. More …

By Lisa Boyer and April Ferrao, Columbia Missourian, 4/2/2022

Waters presses importance of public education in CPS board run

Suzette Waters works on her campaign details March 2 at Aroma Coffee in Columbia. A Columbia resident since she was 9, Waters is running for a seat on the Columbia School Board. HUNTER PENDLETON/MISSOURIAN

In a seventh-grade social studies classroom, Suzette Waters had her outlook on student achievement changed forever. More …

By Mae Bruce, Columbia Missourian, 3/29/2022

Candidates talk misinformation, religion and resource officers

Suzette Waters/Photo by Don Shrubshell, Columbia Daily Tribune

The four candidates for Columbia Board of Education on Tuesday addressed questions including church-state separation in schools and ways students can learn to distinguish factual information from misinformation. More …

By Roger McKinney, Columbia Daily Tribune, 3/16/2022

School board candidates confront tough issues in forum

Columbia Board of Education candidates, from left, Suzette Waters, Andrea Lisenby and Adam Burks, answer questions from forum moderator David Lile and the audience on Thursday during the candidate forum held at the Columbia Board of Realtors Mark Farnen Candidate Forum at 404 Tiger Lane. Candidate Blake Willoughby could not attend. Don Shrubshell/Tribune

Masks in schools and the corresponding attorney general lawsuit, bus driver and substitute teacher shortages, and the best way to support teachers were some of the issues confronting three Columbia Board of Education candidates on Thursday. More …

By Roger McKinney, Columbia Daily Tribune, 1/28/2022