|Education||Austintown Fitch High School class of 2006 Current electrical engineering student at Kent State|
IBEW Local 64
|Reasons for running||I am running for Austintown School Board because I love my community and I have the energy and enthusiasm to affect positive change.|
|Priorities||My first priority in office is increasing community involvement through more board transparency and more dialogue with the community. This will be a major theme throughout my tenure as Austintown Board of Education member. Other issues which I will champion include, most prominently, transportation safety, school performance and executive direction of our district.|
|Qualifications||As job site foreman I lead a group of journeymen and their apprentices in successfully completing many multimillion dollar construction projects. During these projects I learned to manage resources effectively and bring together many diverse backgrounds and skills to always work within tight budgets, timeframes and demanding quality controls.|
My tenure on the IBEW Local 64 Apprenticeship Committee provides me a directly transferable skill set which I will apply to the Austintown School Board. I was appointed by the IBEW Local 64 because they recognized in me strong executive level leadership skills combined with a passion for providing a strong education for our future journeymen.
Unlike most candidates running for Austintown School Board, I am a product of Austintown’s current educational environment not its past. While some candidates possess pedagogical knowledge and have some administrative experience I have a very direct connection to the policies currently enacted in Austintown.
|Positions on the issues||All the issues facing Austintown local schools are relevant and I want to not only be a representative of the community but help keep them informed of all issues within their district. Austintown is great and I will work tirelessly to keep education its bedrock of success.|