Council Rock School District School Director Region 5 (4 YR Term)
A school board is a legislative body of citizens called school directors, who are elected locally by their fellow citizens and who serve as the governing body of each public school district. Each board consists of nine members who serve four-year terms of office. Unlike most other elected officials, school directors receive no compensation for their work. Principal duties include appointing and/or dismissing superintendents, principals and teachers; levying school taxes; purchasing land; locating new buildings; adopting textbooks and courses of study; fixing salaries of teachers and other appointees of the Board.
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What concerns or issues prompted you to run for School Board, and how do you propose to address them?
What qualifications and experience do you have that will assist you in the performance of the duties of this office?
25 years - Philadelphia Police Department
Associates Degree - Criminal Justice
School safety and kids in general. School safety remains a topic in this country and Council Rock continues to address the challenges that comes with it, I’m hoping to add a something to the table in this area, possibly a mindset that “thinks outside the box”. The kids of today are our further tomorrow, we have only one chance to educated them and we should deliver a quality product to ensure that happens.
I believe I bring a unique perspective to this role as a retired Philadelphia Police Officer. After a rewarding 25-year career on the police force, I retired early in 2015 after being injured in the line of duty. I covered all facets of law enforcement throughout my career, however I quickly found my passion, working with kids. I spent a considerable amount of time working with the School District of Philadelphia in identifying at-risk youth. These children were either on the verge of committing a crime or becoming a victim of crime. This process touched many levels, including probation, parole and incarceration. During that time, I took pride in mentoring and helping kids rise above the violence in the city. Since leaving the police department, I have continued my dedication to children through various volunteer positions here at Council Rock.
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