Heatherly best choice for school board

To the Editor:

With early voting for the November election already beginning, I am writing this letter to urge you to vote for Joellen Heatherly for Tipp City School Board.

Joellen Heatherly is the epitome of the kind of person we need on the Tipp City School Board. Having grown up in Tipp City, with a mother who was a teacher in the district, Joellen has strong ties to the community. She knows the value Tipp City residents place on a quality education. She knows the importance of community involvement and open communication. She understands the challenges teachers face and will build on Tipp City’s Tradition of Excellence.

Perhaps more importantly though, as the director of a training center for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Joellen Heatherly has the professional experience necessary to serve on the board. She deals regularly with many issues that are similar to those facing any school district. She interacts with concerned parents while advocating for both staff and students. She works with taxpayer-funded agencies that rely on levy-generated financing and is accustomed to dealing with labor relation contracts. Further, Joellen Heatherly has a proven track record of involvement with our district. She is fiscally mindful and accountable and will bring her experience to the Tipp City School Board to help ensure Tipp City students receive the best possible educational experience.

As the mother of three Tipp graduates, a business-owner, and someone who values fiscal responsibility, a high-quality educational system, and proven experience, I ask for and hope that I can count on you to support Heatherly for School Board! Don’t wait. Vote today for Heatherly.

— Karen Beagle

Tipp City