Angela Billington and Carolyn Reed, two Wellington residents, have submitted applications to fill the vacant District E seat on the PSD Board of Education. The deadline to apply was April 21.
The District E seat was recently vacated when Nicholas Holian resigned in March. Director District E covers a northeast area within the School District’s boundaries (view map).
Angela Billington is currently the owner of Billington’s Busy Bees Daycare/Preschool in Wellington and is a certified at-home daycare provider. She has 20 years of education experience, teaching in several different grade levels from preschool through adult education, primarily in Texas. Since moving to Colorado in 2006, she taught in Berthoud for a year and then in Loveland for a year.
“Education and volunteerism are important core values for myself and my family. I strive to be a positive role model for my children by showing the benefit of commitment and connectivity to your community and would like to further this positive example by serving on the Board of Education. I believe my experiences, both personally and professionally, will be an asset for your organization,” said Billington in her letter of interest.
She has served on Eyestone Elementary’s SITE/SAC committee for the past seven years. She also serves as a volunteer for Wellington’s Community Activities Committee and the Park and Trails Committee. She has also volunteered for other committees like the Larimer County Boys and Girls Club, PHS International Baccalaureate Parent Advisory Board and PSD Education Advisory Committee.
Carolyn Reed, who grew up in Wellington, is a 1978 graduate of Poudre High School. She and her husband, who have six children who attended PSD schools, currently own and operate six restaurants in Wyoming and Colorado. Previously she worked for the United Parcel Service as a delivery driver for 20 years.
“It is my sincere belief that PSD schools, in partnership with families and community, can make important and meaningful impressions on our children, as they did for me and for my children. I would welcome an opportunity to serve with the current board and I believe I will bring a multifaceted perspective that will be of value to PSD,” said Reed in her letter of interest.
While working for UPS, Reed served as a Union Steward and on the Board of Teamsters Local 17. She has been a foster parent, a court-appointed Special Advocate and lived abroad in England from 1980-83.
Board Process for Filling the Vacant District E Seat:
Selection of Finalists: Current Board members will select finalists from submitted applications during their regular board meeting, Tuesday, April 22, to interview on May 6.
Community Conversation: Community members will have a chance to talk with board members about the vacant seat during a Community Conversation from 7 -7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 6, at the JSSC, 2407 LaPorte Ave.
Finalists Interviews: Following the Community Conversation, interviews will be conducted from 7:30 to 9 p.m., May 6, at the JSSC.
Director District E Appointment: After the interviews (approximately 9:15 p.m.), the Board will review community input, deliberate and then appoint a new member representing Director District E.
The individual appointed will complete the first half of Nicholas Holian’s term on the Board, representing Director District E, serving until the successful candidate for the second half of Mr. Holian’s term is elected in November 2015 and has qualified. The individual appointed will have the option of running for a two-year term to serve the second half of Mr. Holian’s term in the November 2015 election.
To qualify for the Board seat, applicants must have submitted a letter of interest and satisfy the following requirements:
- Be an eligible elector of the Poudre School District for 12 consecutive months; and
- Be a resident of the Poudre School District for 12 consecutive months; and
- Be a resident of Director District E; and
- Must not have been convicted of a sexual offense against a child (must submit a certified affidavit verifying this).
The Board will verify qualifications through records of the Larimer County Clerk and Recorder and the applicants’ affidavits.
PSD Board of Education Service:
Individuals serving on the PSD Board of Education do so without pay. Regular meetings are generally held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The meetings on the second Tuesday of each month usually include a Dinner Session beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by a Business Meeting at 6:30 p.m. The meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month usually include a Dinner Session beginning at 5:30 p.m., then a short Business Meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Work Session. Traditionally, Board meetings are not held in July. Periodically throughout the year, the Board may hold special meetings and retreats outside of the regular meeting schedule. Board members also serve on one or more committees that meet periodically during the year.
For more information about the Director District E position, contact Tessa Daggett, Board of Education secretary, at email@example.com or 490-3607.