To the Editor: Scholl, Whipple bring skills to BG schools
Written by Melanie Stretchbery   
Monday, 28 October 2013 10:09
I believe that my family is fortunate to live in a richly diverse community comprised of talented, skilled, and concerned citizens.  This is never more evident than during the time of an important election when the members of our community  decide to become active and involved leaders in our elective offices.  Indeed, to be an elected official requires a commitment to be well-informed and to increase one's knowledge on issues beyond their personal interest.  It also requires a certain degree of mental toughness and courage to survive the rigors of campaigning and still have the energy, the hope, and the dedication to do the job once elected.  I am always appreciative of elections where there is a choice between highly qualified candidates and thus I am extremely pleased that this is the case in our Bowling Green City School Board member election.
Ellen Scholl, current President of the Board, is an exceptional parent, a highly involved community volunteer, an educator, and a practical person.  She has demonstrated a firm resolution and tenacity in her service to the Board in the face of significant financial challenges and the myriad of regulations that confound public schools.  Our district needs the continuity of her leadership and I fully support her for another term on our school board.
Ed Whipple is a newcomer to elected service to our community; however, he is not newcomer to community service nor education.  He is an educator with professional experience as a teacher, an administrator, a technical advisor and mentor.  Dr. Whipple's service to community is demonstrated by his membership on a number of governance and charitable boards.  Of particular importance to our community has been his membership on the Bowling Green School Foundation Board and the Wood Lane Industries Board.  His balance of knowledge has enabled both organizations to achieve their missions in the most meaningful and judicious way.  I highly recommend Ed Whipple for the Bowling Green City School Board.
Mrs. Scholl and Dr. Whipple bring diverse skills and experiences to their service with a single purpose of ensuring that our children are well educated and are prepared for the world of opportunities that await them as adults who will make significant contributions to their own communities.  Our schools need Mrs. Scholl and Dr. Whipple.

Melanie Stretchbery
Bowling Green

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