What is your experience with public education?
I am a product of Public Education having graduated from Greencastle High School in 1981, my Mother was a 1st Grade School Teacher for 25 years at Ridpath Elementary. My father started out teaching business and Coaching at Rensselaer High School before working for Indiana State and DePauw University in the Business Office all of which led him to a career in banking. (I was raised by Public School Teachers). My wife Debra has been a Para-professional at WLES for the last 10 years. Both of my children are West Side Graduates (Class of ’14 and Class of ’17). I coached Little League / Pony League Baseball for 8 years, Youth Basketball for 5 years, and youth soccer for 5 years. I have served in various roles / committees for the last 15 years. I’ve served our School Board for over 12 years. The last 4 plus years as Secretary. I am also on the Negotiations Committee as well as our Insurance / Health Plan Committee. I also sit on our Finance Committee which we use to assist in setting our General Fund Referendum rate.