January serves as national School Board Member Appreciation month. 2015 marks the 20th year that Kentucky has joined other states across the country in recognizing school board members during the month of January. Here in Cynthiana, Kentucky the Harrison County School District boasts a dedicated team of school board members that most definitely merit that appreciation.
Harrison County Schools are governed by a group of individuals who have a big heart for caring about and serving the children. They work harmoniously to make the best possible decisions for our students. Not every school board operates in that manner, and we are proud to honor our local school board members and the tremendous work they do.
A school board member shoulders many duties and responsibilities. It is no easy task! Click here if you would like to know more about the administrative end of public schools and just how much investment is involved.
Mary June Brunker, Kristy Carey, Gary Dearborn, Gary Lizer, and Ed Taylor are dedicated to our youth because they are committed in helping to shape a desirable future for our community and our world.
Please read the responses of Harrison County school board members to this question…
“WHY DO YOU SERVE ON THE SCHOOL BOARD?”
MARY JUNE BRUNKER
“The school board is the provider and keeper of public education in Harrison County, Kentucky. I am a school board member to ensure every child in this county that is school age is given that right to a public education. I believe strongly that the most important job of the school board is to keep the school district strong economically, safe and secure, and the district academically distinguished. It is a great privilege and honor to be a member of the Harrison County School Board.”
“I serve on the HCBOE because of the 2,961 students that are enrolled in Harrison County Schools. I am approaching my 7th year on the board and it is an honor to serve. I believe each and every child is important and should be educated to their highest level so they can reach their full potential. Every decision I make is guided by one question – “is this what is best for our students?” The highlight of serving is watching our students grow and develop into productive citizens. The better educated our community is the greater potential for growth. Thank you for allowing me to serve.
I encourage you to become involved – there are many volunteer opportunities available. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.”
“I chose to serve on the Harrison County Board of Education to help make our school system the best in the state! I have spent a lifetime in public education and in the twilight of my years, I want to be able to still make a difference in young people’s lives. I am blessed to work with outstanding individuals to ensure that the young people in our community are getting the best education possible.”
“I serve on the school board because I care about our future, the children of Harrison County. They are our leaders of tomorrow. We owe it to them to provide the very best education possible. In today’s world, this is not an easy task. Each child needs to feel special and that they are important. If each administrator and teacher feels the same, and I believe they do, then we are on the road to success.”
“The reason I joined the school board, and continue to serve on the board, is to be an advocate for our students….to advocate and ensure that our students have the best teachers, facilities, and administration possible. I am firmly convinced that a student’s formative years sets the stage as to whether that student will be successful as an adult. The education and welfare of our children are an adult’s primary responsibility.”