Three candidates are running for two seats on the Madison Plains Board of Education.
Michael E. Brandt
178 W. Main St., Mount Sterling
Occupation: Superintendent, Jay-Car Construction Co. Inc.
Previous experience in public office: Madison Plains Board of Education (2004-2006).
Education/military experience: 1982 graduate of Bishop Hartley High School (Columbus). Attended Franklin University, majoring in business administration.
Community activities/honors: N/A
What would you like to accomplish if elected? I would like to work, on behalf of the community, with the board to continue to build community trust. One way this can be accomplished is to work with administrators to be fiscally accountable for the decisions that we make, and see that each dollar being spent has a true benefit to our students. My goal is to graduate students that are prepared for success and ready to be productive in society.
11325 Big Plain-Circleville Pike, Orient
Occupation: Retired educator and school administrator
Previous experience in public office: I have served as a member of the Madison Plains Board of Education for 12 years, from 1996 to present.
Education/military experience: BA, Augustana College (education). Masters, The Ohio State University (exceptional children). Graduate courses in Administration, Guidance and Instruction.
Community activities/honors: Elder and Christian education moderator, Crop Walk coordinator, senior high advisor, Presby Club (Jr. High) advisor, First Presbyterian Church of Grove City. PTO member, room parent, fundraising committee member, Madison Plains School Improvement Committee. Girl Scout leader, Brownie leader. Delta Kappa Gamma officer. Grove City Jaycee Women’s president, co-founder of Safety Town project.
What would you like to accomplish if elected? I would like to see Madison Plains’ facilities upgraded; new elementary; the continuation of test score improvement and increased academic and extracurricular opportunities for students. I would also like to see improved technology for students; up-to-date teaching materials for all, and the school district the focal point for the various communities that it serves. Stability in finances, leadership and resources are also goals for my term.
8621 Hume Lever Road, London
Occupation: Technician, Capitol Resin Corp.
Previous experience in public office: I have been on the board for one year already. The board appointed me to fill an opening.
Education/military experience: 1994 graduate of Ohio University (BSEE). Prior associate of arts degree with business background from Lakeland Community College.
Community activities/honors: I have attended school board meetings for a number of years. Served meals a few times at London’s Help House.
What would you like to accomplish if elected? Improving test scores through teacher development and training. Also to find a superintendent with Janice Streit’s passion, knowledge, wisdom and ability.