David Ross - your school board representative in 2023
Thanks for taking the time to research your choices for the Courtland District's School Board seat. I would ask that you would review the entire web site - but if you are short on time - click here
I have lived in rural Spotsylvania, Virginia for over 16 years and in Stafford County for 5 years prior to that. I love it here as the rural atmosphere reminds me of my childhood home, Iowa - a state well known for its public education system of which I'm a product of.
I am running for the School Board position as the Republican Party's endorsed candidate, but I am running as an Independent Candidate as I will represent educating our students first and foremost beyond any political party. As a matter of fact, we need to simply educate our children - not indoctrinate them with political agendas from either party or from far left or far right. If you believe our Country is heading in the wrong direction, to include our public education system, then you and I are on the same sheet of music.
I fully support the following:
The Virginia Department of Education's Model Policies on Ensuring Privacy, Dignity, and Respect for All Students and Parents in Virginia's Public Schools (click here for more)
Civility, Respect, Integrity, and Leadership - - - the Spotsy School Board should set the bar high and set the example for Administration, Teachers, and Students.
My 12 years on the Spotsy Board of Supervisors, 3 as Chairman and 3 as Vice-Chairman, have allowed me to become a Subject Matter Expert in Robert's Rules and in running civil meetings. Even my opponent commented at the 2023 Budget Public Hearing at Courtland High School that I ran the meeting well and respected and listened to every speaker.
Transparency in what is being taught to our children - there is no reason parents and other professionals should not be able to see curriculums and what is being taught in our classrooms.
Let's get back to business - The solid core foundation of teach Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Science.
Let's get our children back to where they belong - recover from the learning loss in math and reading due to the Covid lockdowns of our schools. This includes getting our high achieving STEM students as well as our Vocational Tech students the best education possible.
Besides the experience being a husband, father of six, and 12 years of serving on our Board of Supervisors mentioned above - I am also a retired US Marine serving just over 20 years the Marine Corps. I have an undergraduate B.B.A. in Finance from Iowa State University and a M.S. degree in Systems Management from the Naval Postgraduate School graduating number 2 in my class with a GPA of 3.99. I've been a program / project manager in the Information Technology industry for 14 years and hold a project manager professional (PMP) certification in this field. I am currently finishing up another undergraduate degree (2 classes short presently) at Liberty University with a BS in Aviation (Professional Pilot). I have current active instrument, commercial, and multi-engine ratings in the general aviation field. I believe education is a life long effort and never stops.
I encourage you to research your two choices for Courtland School Board I would not want you to vote for me unless you knew how I would represent you.
As you explore my website, I think you will agree that I will be your best choice . . . and have a proven record of representing Courtland Residents . . . to represent you, if you are looking for a common sense, let's get back to the basics of teaching reading, writing, arithmetic and science - not political agendas representative on the Spotsy School Board.
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