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SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE: Tiffany Herrington, District D

James Redmond
jredmond@mywindsornow.com

Tiffany Herrington

It's an exciting time with much to do and lots of potential in the Windsor-Severance Re-4 School District, that's why Tiffany Herrington wants to sit on the school board.

Herrington will run against both Kristen Hice and current appointed board member Jennifer Lieber in the November election for the District D school board seat.

Lieber, Herrington and Hice each applied for appointment to the board's district D seat in August after Rick Klimek resigned in July. After the board interviewed the applicants, it voted unanimously to appoint Lieber to the seat until the November election.

As Districts E and B have only one candidate each, District D will be the only contested school board seat this election.

Herrington thinks her background in recruitment and large event organizations gives her a wealth of experience in not only managing relationships and partnerships, but in setting and achieving goals.

"I'm a big picture thinker, but I also understand how to get things done," Herrington said. "(How) to get to that big picture."

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With a big goal in place, the key is to work in small, achievable steps, she said.

For her, two big goals include adding new school facilities while improving existing ones and making sure students have access to technology without losing touch with art and other creative learning.

Sometimes that means getting people educated and on board with an idea, like the school district will need to do with the potential bond issue to expand facilities.

She's passionate about working to do that, and to give students new opportunities in classrooms.

"I love the combination and interaction of technology and art," Herrington said.

Many parts of the world, and education, have moved to technology platforms, she said. Now kids can teach themselves coding and so many more tools that can help them be them successful later in life.

However, she wants to make sure students do not lose hands-on learning through art, music and more.

"Those are important too," Herrington said. "They influence a lot of things, form and function. Without good design things don't work properly."

In the next few years the school board will shape a crucial and pivotal part of the school district's future, and she wants to be involved.

"I think this is going be a really exciting time," Herrington said. "I think this is a really amazing opportunity to drive things forward. I think the kids need great opportunities and I think it will be fun to give them those opportunities."

Tiffany Herrington:

• Running against Kristen Hice and current appointed board member Jennifer Lieber for the District D seat

• Lived in Windsor for four years

• Self employed, owns her own company doing recruitment work for companies such as Blizzard Entertainment, Sony Pictures Imageworks and Walt Disney Studio’s animation division.

• Two kids in the school district, both fourth grade students at Range View Elementary School.

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