Non-partisan candidate for Richland County School Board District 2.
Occupation: Financial Manager, Forest Land Company
Education: Bachelor's degree Finance, Indiana University
Experience in Political or Related Positions (Include the number of years in each position):
* Very regular attendance of Richland 2 Board meetings – missed three since commitment to attend in April 2010
* Member of Community Review Team to help select Principals for District Middle & Senior High Schools for 2012-2013 school year
* Active member of the District Accreditation Team, 2011
*Member of Evergreen Efficiency Study Review Team, 2010-2011
*Chairman of Viking Originals, original artwork by student, faculty, alumni & community to support Spring Valley Education Foundation projects, 2008- present
* Volunteer in Guidance Department to help student select their career path post high school, 2008-2010
*Active in local school for 17 years
*Deep community ties to Columbia Community for 19 years
*Wife of 31 years; Parent of 21 years
*Commitment to Youth through church youth activities for 25 years
Why should voters choose you in this election?
I care deeply that each child, all 26,500+ of them – strive for their potential – their own point of excellence. I am passionate in ACTing to Restore Excellence to the student of Richland 2 by being accountable, communicative and effective in technology use.
For the last several years, performance of students in nearly every front has not shown any improvement mark of individual excellence – in fact we have seen a decline all the while spending millions for projects with no empirical evidence. The opportunity for each and every one of our 26,500-plus students must be forefront in our Board direction. The criteria is simple – Does this contribute to student success?