|To the Editor: Whipple is most qualified BG school board candidate|
|Written by Gordy Heminger|
|Friday, 25 October 2013 10:48|
As a current property owner in the Bowling Green School District, I have a great interest in the upcoming election for the two seats open on the Board of Education. Residents of the school district are fortunate that all three candidates running are qualified and would serve the district well; it's unfortunate that only two will be elected. However, of the three candidates running, I believe one candidate's qualifications and experiences stand above the rest and would be an excellent addition to the Board of Education.
Dr. Ed Whipple, someone I've known for almost 17 years, is not a politician and is not running for the Board of Education as a springboard to future elective office. Ed Whipple is running because he sees an opportunity to put to use his professional experiences to help the kids in the Bowling Green School District. Quite simply, he is running because he knows how valuable a strong school system is for a community and how important it is to be good stewards of the taxpayer dollars to ensure that all children (regardless of where they live) in the Bowling Green School District get the highest quality education possible.
Just look at his experiences. He's been a teacher and coach. He was an involved parent volunteer for his son, a product of the Bowling Green school system. He's been a leader at Bowling Green State University where he built one of the best and most respected student affairs divisions in the country. He is nationally respected for the work that he did at BGSU which is why he is sought after by other campuses for advice and guidance. I can't think of anyone better to have on the Board of Education than someone with his higher education experience and expertise to ensure that Bowling Green students are prepared for college.
Ed Whipple is exactly the type of person we should want running for elected office. It's not about him, it's about the kids. If he doesn't win, life will go on for him and he'll find other ways to help this community.
But what a loss it would be for the kids and the district not to have someone like Ed Whipple on the Board of Education.
Past Bowling Green City Council Member
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