- Position sought: District 210 Board of Education member
- Address: 21161 Plank Trail Court, Frankfort
- Age: 48
- Family: His wife, Joan, and daughter, Allison (25).
- Education: Bachelor's degree in mathematics education, University of Kansas; master's degree in school technology, Northwest Missouri State University; Education Specialist, Administration and Supervision, University of Kansas; and Doctorate of Education, Policy and Leadership, University of Kansas.
- Occupation: Financial, Operations, Human Resources Officer for large Cook County School District.
- Related experience: Public school educator for over 25 years. Former high school math teacher, school district technology director, building administrator, and school district finance/operations officer for 15 years.
What is the primary reason you are running for this office?
My father was a school teacher for over 30 years. He was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. I am running for public office in honor of my father. I have a strong skill set in the area of school finance and operations due to significant experiences in these areas.
What will be your single most important priority if you get elected?
My wife and I chose to live in Frankfort due to the well known and well respected school systems. My priority is to ensure that Lincoln-Way remain a top rated educational system.
What sets you apart from the other candidates, if contested?
A formal education in education policy, administration, leadership, and supervision. Have served in public school systems for over 25 years.
What's your favorite thing about the school district?
Due to the leadership of superintendent, Dr. Lawrence Wyllie, the district operates under a continuous improvement process.
What is the biggest problem facing the school district?
The District receives revenues from two primary sources: State aid and local taxes. The state has limited ability to pay schools due to the ongoing financial crisis. Local revenues projected to pay for the construction of the new high schools are significantly down due to diminished residential growth within the communities. The construction bond repayment must be spread among the existing property owners. It is an extraordinary time in the history of District 210 requiring leadership with financial expertise.