Editor,

When my family moved here from out of state 18 years ago, Dan Vandenheede was one of the first educators and coaches that I met at Dowagiac Union High School. From the moment I met him, I could see what a passionate teacher and coach he was. I recognized early on that he was a problem-solver. Dan is always open to listening and working with others to develop the best possible solution. This type of teamwork is what our government needs now, more than ever.