As a certified public accountant with 24 years of experience in both the private and public sectors coupled with my current involvement with the district I believe I am well suited for a school board position.
My family and I moved to Solon over six years ago due to the outstanding reputation of the City and School District. The quality of education my children are receiving has exceeded expectations and it is time to give back.
My wife, Lisa and I are very involved in the school district. Currently, Lisa is in her second term as president of Parkside Elementary PTA and prior to that she served as Treasurer. At Parkside Elementary, I served on the PTA Audit Committee, prepared their tax return and volunteer at the majority of their PTA functions. In addition, I have tutored elementary children twice a week in the Moving Math Along Program.
In the fall of 2010 I served as a member of the Solon School District Strategic Planning Committee and last spring, I had the privilege of serving as co-chair of the Strategic Planning Finance Action Team with district treasurer, Tim Pickana.
I would like to continue to work toward ensuring the financial stability of the Solon School District. The key to success is being able to forecast and stay ahead of funding discussions at the state level. Dialogue is the key component. Open communication and working collaboratively with school educators and staff, government officials, residents and business owners/executives in both Solon and Glenwillow is imperative to the system’s financial strength. I believe it is extremely important for the district to continue to challenge state budget constraints so the quality of education in Solon remains unchanged.
It will be my job as a board member and your job as parents and supporters of the Solon Schools to be involved as advocates and partners with the Solon School District.
I hope you will consider my candidacy and provide me with the opportunity to be a financial steward for this district.