Meet Karlee Tiesler running for School Board

Hello Mount Vernon Community members! First off, thank you for taking the time to get to know your candidates for the upcoming school board election and being active members in your community and school. My name is Karlee Tiesler. My husband Luke, daughters Kyleigh and Peyton, and baby #3 on the way, live on a small acreage just outside of Mount Vernon. While my family and I have only lived in Mount Vernon for the last 4 years, we’ve gotten to know those in the Mount Vernon community over the last 13 years and are so happy to call this place home.

My husband and I both grew up in the small southwest Minnesota town of Adrian and are graduates of Mitchell Technical Institute. We both found jobs in our profession right after graduation and have called South Dakota home for over 13 years now. I’ve been working in public accounting for over a decade now and believe my direct experience with working with the government, analyzing financial statements, and budgeting play a key role in the position I’m seeking with the Mount Vernon School Board.

For over 5 years now, I have volunteered my time with 5th graders in various area school districts in teaching them about career choices, entrepreneurship, and the global economy. I love being able to help pave the way for our younger generations. It also helps give me a very small glimpse into the classroom and the enormous impact our teachers make on the future. We couldn’t do it without them.

My ultimate goal is to not only setup the current students and faculty of Mount Vernon for success but all the future students and faculty. Setting a solid foundation is the key to ongoing and future success. I’m also hoping to provide a unique perspective to the board as a mother. Sometimes we can see a different picture and we know things are not always black and white. I want to play an active role in my not only my children’s futures but of all those who will walk through the halls of Mount Vernon.

I thank you again for taking the time to get to know me and hope you will come to support me by voting at the polls on April 11th. I’m confident that regardless of the outcome, the Mount Vernon School District will be in great hands for years to come.