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Boone County School Board - Division 4

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    Carson Castleman

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    Julia D. Pile

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Campaign Phone (859) 322-9549
Age 47
Education/Degrees B.A, M.A., Ph.D.
Community Involvement Board Member, Emergency Shelter NKY; Board Member, Refuge for Women; Board Member, Church of Nazarene
Campaign Message Excellence, Innovation, and Accountability
To make a difference in my community by utilizing my expertise in leadership and education. As a native Kentuckian it is important for me to continue to see our schools moving forward in the areas of innovation, college readiness, and trade education.
My educational background coupled with my senior leadership role at the University level makes me an ideal candidate who understands the need for excellence in every area of education. Character, Consistency, and Charisma are three attributes that I possess and believe will be a welcomed addition to the Boone County Board of Education. I believe in students first and will be creative in helping design programs to recruit and retain the best teachers to educate our students.
Campaign Phone (859) 488-1548
Age 49
City/town Florence, Kentucky
Education/Degrees BSBA, Bowling Green State University, Major in Account CPA (Inactive-Ohio) MBA, Bowling Green State University, Management Information System
Community Involvement -President of the newly formed Boone County High School PTSA -Coach of Stephens Elementary & Camp Ernst Middle School Quick Recall teams for the past five years -Board member and active member of the Rotary Club of Florence, Kentucky -Through Rotary Club of Florence, Kentucky have participated in Senior Exit Interviews at Boone, Cooper and Ryle high schools for the past four years -Kentucky State PTA Board Member -2018 Inaugural Fellowship Class for the Ed Trust Fund Parent Leadership Fellowship -2017 Inaugural Recipient of the Beverly Raimondo Kentucky Parent Leadership Award -2017 Recipient of both House & Senate Citations from the Kentucky General Assembly for leading parent engagement initiatives in Boone County and throughout the state and country -Member of the Enquirer’s Education and Family Life Roundtable panel -Coordinates and leads Parent Led Parent Tours at Camp Ernst Middle School -Facilitator and speaker at Prichard Committee for Educational Excellence Parent Leadership events -Camp Ernst Middle School SBDM Parent Representative for the 2017-2018 Academic Year -Coordinates NKY Camps & Activities Fest to help families connect to resources in the area -2016 Boone County Schools Calendar Committee -2015 Bammy Educator Voice Award for Parent Leadership -2015 Boone County Schools Capital Construction Planning Committee -Former board member for the Boone County Education Foundation, had to resign to due meeting time conflict with coaching of Academic Team matches -2014 Boone County School Strategic Plan Committee -Northern Kentucky Education Council Parent Engagement Team Founding Member -Past President and many officer roles of Stephens Elementary PTA -Two time recipient of the Boone County School's Parent Power Award for service to Stephens Elementary and Camp Ernst Middle School -2012 Fellow of the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership
Campaign Message Bringing the pieces together...schools, families and the community
I am running for the Boone County School Board, District #4 because I believe the best is yet to come for Boone County Schools. We are a rapidly growing school district not only in population but also in diversity. It is only with all of us working together, the schools, families and communities can we make our schools be the best that they can be. I thrive on building relationships, bringing resources and people together and finding solutions to challenges which often are completely outside the box. I am a board member of the Rotary Club of Florence, Kentucky. The motto of Rotary which I truly believe in is "service above self". And serving on the Boone County School Board would be an honor and a job which I would embrace deeply just as I have for the past 8 years in all the time I have volunteered and invested in our students and schools.
What makes me the best candidate to serve on the Boone County School Board is that I thoroughly believe in your school district and the great work they have been doing. I have a business background working for Marathon Pipeline in the 90's and law firm administrator in the 2000's. In between, I worked in the community college system in Ohio. I was the youngest fiscal officer in the Ohio Community College system when I served as Treasurer and Dean of Financial Services of Terra Community College, so education is not foreign to me. Attending the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership was a game changer in my role as an education advocate for everyone. I pride myself on building relationships with many individuals both within the school system and in the community and using those relationships to tackle challenges and build our school communities. I will fill the pivotal role of being a liaison between our families, communities and schools.
If you need any help as a candidate, please email Carl Weiser at cweiser@enquirer.com