Tell us about yourself.
I live in Kensington with my wife Krissy and our two children Hudson (6) and Halle (3) and our dog Reese. We have lived here for three years, but I grew up in the seacoast area.
Why are you running for school board?
I want to help out in the community wherever I can and believe the KES school board is a great place to start.
Why do you believe animosity has increased during in interactions between the school board, the administration, and the public, and how can the current climate be improved?
There is division across the Country. Freedom in many ways is not what it used to be. Respecting views that may not align with yours seems to be a lost art. The main focus should be on our children and ensuring they receive the best education possible and be prepared for all that life can throw at them. My hope is that the current climate can be improved by making common sense decisions, respectfully, with the best interest of our children in mind.
What makes you the most qualified person for the school board?
I have spent approximately 15 years in the financial services industry working to address various issues across Audit, Risk and Compliance functions. Although the experience and skills I have acquired along the way may be helpful to me if elected, the primary qualification I can point to is being a father of two young children entering the school system. I plan to live here for a long time and want the best for them and others within the community.
What would you use as a model to gauge academic success?
I need to better understand how this is currently gauged within KES to form an opinion.