August 22, 2014

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Shawn Nordheim will be running for PC School Board Print E-mail

I am pleased to announce my candidacy for Pendleton County School Board District 3.  I have been married to my husband Bryan for 20 years and have three children in the school district – Jacob (Pendleton County High School freshman), Luke (Sharp Middle School 7th grader), and Max (Northern Elementary 5th grader).

I graduated from Pendleton County High School in 1985 and went on to pursue a nursing degree at Northern Kentucky University.  During my professional career, I have traveled and worked in many different states and have seen the impact a quality education can have in the workplace and in changing people’s lives.  I currently work for NKU in their College of Health Professions, where I teach nursing to first year nursing students.  I am also pursuing my doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at NKU.  As part of my studies, I have taken classes in school finance and legal issues, which will help prepare me for the role of school board member.

From 2008-2012, I served on the Site Based Decision Making Councils for Northern Elementary and Sharp Middle School.   In the last two years, I served on both councils concurrently to get more experience in preparation for running for school board.  These experiences were invaluable because it gave me firsthand knowledge of the issues in our district and allowed me to see opportunities for improvement.  I have also served on the focus group committee to bring Gateway to Pendleton County.  My involvement on this committee has increased my awareness of the responsibility to make our students college and career ready.  This responsibility to our students begins the day they enter our schools as kindergartners to the day they graduate from our high school.  Every element throughout their entire education is extremely critical in the development of our students to make them successful.

I understand and value the impact a quality education can have on a child’s life and ultimately on the life of a community.  If elected, I pledge to keep the student’s interest my number one priority when making decisions.  I am asking for your vote on November 6.  I would be honored to serve as your school board representative.

Shawn Nordheim