In shocking news, long-term Christina Board of Education member David Resler has withdrawn from the upcoming Board election. Resler served on the Christina School District Board of Education for two terms, from 2006-2011 and his current term, which ends June 30th of this year. This automatically gives the board seat to the other District B candidate, Meg Mason.
Resler served on the board during some very tumultuous times for the district. Through the Joey Wise debacle, the onset of Common Core, Race To the Top, priority schools, referenda, other Superintendents and more! I wish Mr. Resler, who I met a few times, the best of luck!
The only other board set in the election, for District F, will have current Board member Elizabeth Paige facing Desiree Brady. If I lived in the Christina district, Paige would get my vote without hesitation. And yes, this is an official endorsement for Elizabeth Paige for the Christina Board of Education. I attended quite a few board meetings during the whole priority school saga and Paige’s votes, along with others, stopped the district from succumbing to the insane whims of the Delaware Department of Education. As well, she wrote both the Board’s resolution and policy honoring a parent’s right to opt their child out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment. That takes courage and gusto in my opinion, of which Paige has plenty!