Friday, November 19, 2010

Three Candidates Remain for Fayette County Board Seat

The Kentucky Department of Education confirmed to KSN&C yesterday that three candidates will go forward in the selection process for the last remaining Fayette County Board of education seat.

Marsha Strein, former substitute teacher and former employee of Midway College

Michael Hunter, employee of Concord Custom Cleaners

Daryl Love, Manager Community Relations at Ashland Inc (With Ashland since 1995).

Only one of the three had a strong enough web presence that I could find a photo - that being Love. Love lists the following associations on his Linked In website: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. - Alpha Beta Lambda Chapter, Main Street Baptist Church, Hospice of the Bluegrass (Chair - Board of the Directors), Commerce Lexington (Board of Directors). Past involvement: Governor's School for the Arts Advisory Council and Partnership for Successful Schools.

Interviews are scheduled for Dec. 7 at the Fayette County central office.
This from Jim Warren at H-L:
...Strein describes herself as a full-time school volunteer. She has been a PTA president multiple times at three different Fayette schools; been a site-based council member at the elementary and high school levels; judged essays for the Governor's Scholars Program; received the National PTA Lifetime Achievement Award; and is host of a program on the school district's TV channel that highlights school partnerships....

Love, who works in public relations at Ashland, Inc., has been an elementary school site-based council member and school volunteer; was a board member of the Partnership for Successful Schools; and has served on the advisory committee of the Governor's School for the Arts...

Hunter is the district manager for Concord Custom Cleaners in Lexington. He has been a football and karate coach and enjoys working with young people, a fact that also prompted his interest in education, he said. Hunter said he wants to improve opportunities for all young people....

The racial makeup of the Fayette school board will hinge on the upcoming appointment. The board's only black member, Kirk Tinsley, was defeated in this month's general election and will leave the board at year's end. The board could be without African-American representation for the first time since the mid 1990s. There are five seats on the board...

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