Warsaw Community School Board met yesterday evening for a yearly organization meeting of the board in order to swear in a newly elected board member as well as re-elect past board members into their respective positions.
Tim Shelly, attorney for WCS, began the meeting with the induction of the board’s newest elected member, Heather Reichenbach. Reichenbach has lived in Warsaw with her husband Brian for over seven years. The couple have two children, Jonah and Claire, who currently attend Madison Elementary.
“Its a pleasure to serve Warsaw in this way,” stated Reichenbach. “I’m very passionate about education and I look forward to continuing the success that WCS has started here.”
After receiving her bachelor’s degree in social studies from Bluffton University, Reichenbach taught United States history, American government, world history, sociology and psychology in Iowa. In addition, she also has experience working with at risk youth, following a period of voluntary service in Sioux Falls, S.D., and studying/working abroad in Northern Ireland. Heather most recently worked as administrative assistant to the Principal at Madison Elementary.
Reichenbach states that she brings to the WCS school board “a passion for quality public education which includes: strong teaching and leadership at the building level, effective collaboration and communication between schools and within the community, good decision making that honors all students and employees.”
In addition to Reichenbach’s appointment, WCS Board President Jennifer Tandy, Vice President Matt Dick and Board Member Curt Herman were re-elected and sworn in for the upcoming year. This was followed by a motion for Tandy, Dick and WCS Board Secretary Randy Polston to maintain their positions on the board, which was approved in a unanimous vote from the board.
The board also welcomed new Director of Maintenance, Buildings and Grounds Dirk Felger. Felger is a graduate of Warsaw Community High School and Ball State University. In his most recent position, he served as the maintenance director for Whitko Community Schools since 2001 (see WCS Announces New Director Of Maintenance, Buildings And Grounds). Mr. Felger will begin employment with Warsaw Community Schools beginning Jan. 12.
“We were thrilled with a very strong candidate pool and Dirk worked his way through three rounds of Interviews,” explained Chief Financial Officer Kevin Scott. “He is certainly a people person and he brings a tremendous amount of experience to us. I’m excited as we move forward.”
“I would say as a representative of the board who sat on the committee, I had the pleasure of getting to know you and interviewing you,” stated WCS School Board Vice President Matt Dick. “I will tell you Mr. Felger is highly qualified and has the utmost integrity and that really shined.”
Lastly, the board approved a resolution that outlined appointments and board pay rates for the year. To view the approved resolution, click here.