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Paul for Pierre School Board

Paul for Pierre School Board

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Qualifications

About Me

Born and raised on the east coast I have called Pierre my home since 2006. During my school years I grew up in Florida, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania. I have been in large schools where you are "just a number" to small schools where teachers know you by name.

My best friend Bree and I were married in 2007 and she has blessed me with four beautiful children, Isabella (14, 8th Grade), Liam (11, 6th Grade), Gianna (5, Kindergarten), and Emiliana (3).

I have served in the Army National Guard since 2001.

In 2016, after returning to college remotely as a non-traditional student, I graduated with my Bachalor of Science from Clarion Univeristy of Pennsylvania. I work full time for the South Dakota Division of Banking as a License Examiner. I am a certified Mortgage, Money Service Business, and Consumer Protection Examiner for the State of South Dakota.

Family Focused

Our family is a bi-racial family (Native American and White) that is actively involved in the community with children and family in all three levels of schools. I understand the challenges that students, parents, and teachers face at all levels of education.

Community Involvement

I have been involved in the Pierre community since my eldest started pre-school. I participated  in the Oahe Child Development Center's Policy Council, Jefferson Elementary PTA (3 years, 1 year as President), Cub Scout Pack 127 (6 years, 2 years Committee Chair), Boy Scout Troop 27 (Merit Badge Counselor), American Legion Post 8 (member), Pierre First United Methodist Church (Chancel Choir, Journey Wednesday School), and recently the Pierre Rotary Club. I truly understand the active role a community must have in a child's upbringing.

Leadership

I have served 20 years in the Army National Guard. As a veteran I will apply the skills I have learned throughout my military career.

Work Experience

I have worked a variety of jobs since I graduated High School in 2002 (Blue Collar Jobs, State Government, Military) and understand what employers look for in all categories of education and experience.

Goals

SLOGAN "Vote Paul, he will ASSIST your student to achieve their best potential"

As a candidate for the Pierre School Board here are my goals if elected. My slogan says "He will ASSIST your student achieve their best potential." I love acronyms because it is a way for one word to mean multiple things. ASSIST stands for: Accountability, Standards, Shape, Improvement, Support, and Technology.