My name is Kysa Marten and I am running as a write-in candidate for the Osceola School Board during this upcoming election on April 7. 

I was lucky enough to grow up in the Osceola area and attend K-12 at the Osceola schools. I went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Family Studies Human Development and later became a Certified Social Worker. My husband and I moved to a nearby area for about 10 years, during which time I managed two group homes, was a probation officer, and worked at a mentoring agency. We had two children, and once they were school age we knew it was time to move back to Osceola so they could receive a high quality education and be a part of this community. 

I am passionate about education- academics, socialization, exposure to arts and music, extra curricular activities, technology, compassionate teachers and staff, all of it! Osceola schools gave me that and more! As a school board member and tax payer, I will add sound judgment, even temperament, willingness to collaborate, sincere interest in public education, efficiently make the best use of our tax dollars, and I am educating myself on the current and upcoming issues our district is facing. 

Having been previously employed by Osceola School District in a few different roles, I understand the inner workings of the school. I am currently a Certified Social Worker and I see first hand the issues that individuals and families are facing, such as mental health issues, socio-economic needs, and homelessness. 

My personal vision for our Osceola schools: 1. Ensure that the district continues to grow, while providing the students of today and tomorrow with the high quality education they deserve. 

2. To have supportive, compassionate, dedicated teachers and support staff. 

3. To offer a variety of extra curricular activities to include each and every student. 

4. Keep buildings clean, well maintained, and safe. 

5. To have the support of the community. Schools are the backbone of our community. Many families will make their decision to move to Osceola based on our school’s reputation. We need these new families to keep our great community successful and thriving!  

If you have any questions, please email me at Thank you for your support! 

Kysa (Peterson) Marten



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