Position sought: Moon Area school director
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 4037 Turnwood Lane, Moon Township, PA 15108
Family: Wife, Carrie; two daughters, Bon Meade Elementary second-grader Alyssa, 8, and kindergartner Carley, 5
Education: two-year degree in computer science from ITT Tech
Occupation: Architectural computer-aided draftsman
Related experience: 12 years as architectural draftsman, home construction prior and four-plus years on the Raccoon Township Planning Commission in Beaver County
What is the primary reason you are running for this office? My love for working with and for children. I volunteer as much as possible at Bon Meade, getting involved with not only my childrens' classes but the school in general. I work with the children at Impact Church in Moon, helping when needed there or as help on church field trips or service projects.
What will be your single most important priority if you get elected? I will help ensure our children are taught age-appropriate material.There is a tremendous difference in maturity between a 10-year-old fifth-grader and a 14-year-old eighth-grader. The children must be safeguarded, as we are mindful of their young age.
What sets you apart from the other candidates? My experience in architecture and building would be an asset when reviewing drawings and change orders as Moon Area continues to renovate. Having the experience in an architectural firm would allow me to find problems and help with solutions before the need for costly change orders.
What's your favorite thing about the school district? I am so encouraged by the amount of involvement by the communities in Moon Area. The residents as well as the parents all step in to help when needed in the schools or the community. The people all care about Moon Area and strive to make it the best.
What is the biggest problem facing the school district? The impending rising cost of living in the district. We haven't started to pay for the wonderful new high school or the renovated middle school project and are stuck with a huge amount of debt to be handed down to the children we are trying to educate.