HUBER HEIGHTS — The Huber Heights Board of Eduction has appointed William “Bill” Harris to fill its vacant seat created by the resignation of Board Member Krista Tipton.
Harris was chosen from a pool of seven candidates who submitted letters of interest to the Board. He is a licensed real estate appraiser and, according to his letter, a substitute teacher for the Huber Heights City Schools as well as a board member of the Huber Heights Youth Basketball Association.
“We’ve had to replace board members a few times, and it’s not easy when we have to do this,” said Board President Mark Combs. “It has always been tough narrowing down to one person that we feel would be the best of the candidates for our community. We were not looking for a person who would say yes to everything. We were looking for someone with a history of living in our community and who would speak openly for what he or she would believe best for our students, staff and community.
“Bill stood out during our interviewing process. It was very clear he loves our Huber Heights community and has a genuine passion for our youths’ success. He will be a solid addition to assist us in continuing our initiatives that include sustaining / improving academic excellence, reinforcing positive school climate, improving community engagement, enhancing staff leadership, and assuring financial stability.”
Superintendent Sue Gunnell thanked those that applied for the board seat and to Ms. Tipton for her service.
“I appreciate the seven community members who expressed an interest to serve on the Huber Heights City Schools Board and look forward to Mr. Harris joining the Board,” said Gunnell. “I also want to thank Mrs. Krista Tipton for her service on the Board and her dedication to the children of Huber Heights City Schools.”
Harris’s appointment runs until December 31. Voters will choose a member to fill the remainder of Tipton’s original four year term which ends in 2018. Interested individuals should contact the Montgomery County Board of Elections for more information. The filing deadline is August 9, 2017.
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