Uintah School Board District 5 Candidates

Candidates for Uintah School Board presented at the Vernal Area Chamber luncheon on Tuesday. For District 5, Kurt Case and incumbent Greg Gilroy introduced themselves and answered questions. Gilroy spoke about his support of STEM education in the district stating that not all students plan to go to college and that it’s important those students have the foundation they need to succeed. Gilroy explained that it is proposed that SAGE testing will change by 2018 and that local groups and teachers get a say on the future of SAGE. He also emphasized that students, teachers and administrators in the district are excited about education. Kurt Case emphasized that the public education has multiple parts involved including the importance of learning social skills, participating in extracurriculars and preparing kids for successful lives. Case also expressed his conviction that board members must serve as the voice of the people in their district and that board members must be willing to always work together and keep their focus on the objective, leaving personal agendas at the door.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.