Doug Clevenger Full disclosure: This writer is a member of the CACS Board of Directors. Fifth and sixth grade teacher Nicole Lindsheid submitted a letter of resignation to the Board of Directors of Clarkfield Area Charter School at the April board meeting last Monday night. Vice chair Eric Jahn received her resignation with great reluctance. The resignation is effective in August, at the end of the current school year. Lindsheid started out nine years ago teaching third and fourth grade at the charter school and later moved to the upper grades to fill a need there. As one of the longest serving veterans of the teaching faculty, she has been a resource for students, parents, and other teachers. During the school year, Lindsheid is in contact with parents virtually every day. Lindsheid led the “Q Comp” program at CACS for instilling excellence in teaching. She also served on the charter school Board of Directors as the teacher representative for the past several years. “Over the past nine years, the staff and students have become family to me,” stated Lindsheid in her resignation letter. “It is very difficult to leave CACS. Mrs. Koetter [the charter school director] and the staff have made this school an amazing working environment. With much consideration, my family has decided to relocate to be closer to family.” Nicole and her husband Neil are moving with their three children to Sauk Centre, Minnesota, where Neil’s position with University of Minnesota Extension will have an expanded role. Although the Lindsheids are leaving Clarkfield, Nicole is leaving part of her heart behind. “It is an amazing school, and I look forward to watching all the future successes of CACS,” she said.