SHELBY — Four candidates will be vying for three open seats on the Shelby City School board of education in the November general election and all four boast impressive résumés.

Incumbents Randy Broderick, Lynn Friebel and Scott Rose will be joined on the ballot by Kim Nadolsky.

The 54-year-old Broderick is currently school board vice president. He is seeking re-election because he wants to continue to serve his community.

“I believe I have the ability to help make the Shelby school system the best it can be,” Broderick said. “I am a 1985 graduate of the Shelby City Schools, and I want to give something back to the school that helped me get where I am today.

“I truly understand the value of a quality public education and the impact that education will have on the student as they grow into adulthood. … I believe my service the past four years has shown that.”

Like Broderick, Friebel is a Shelby High School graduate. She is serving her second term on the school board and understands the important role the school district plays in the vitality of the community.

“I am here for the students. I am committed to providing our students with a learning environment that is conducive to creativity, stirs a hunger for continuous learning and stays on top of education (and) training demands of our ever-changing world,” Friebel said. “I want our students to be empowered to be life-long learners and contributors to our society.

"In order to give our students the best, we must make sure to equip our parents (and) support and encourage our teachers, staff and leaders.”

The 47-year-old Rose has served for eight years on the Shelby school board. The Lexington High School graduate is also a member of the Shelby YMCA Board of Directors and is also on the Pioneer Career & Technology Center advisory committee.

“It  is important to me to provide an effective learning environment for all of our students, as well as providing support for our teachers and staff,” he said. “I want to continue to be a part of the solution to make Shelby City Schools the best that it can be.

“I truly care about this community. I feel that my experience on the board previously and the times that I have coached or been a volunteer speaks to that. I hope that I have made a difference thus far, but know there is still more work to be done.”

A graduate of Plymouth High School, Nadolsky taught in the district for more than 30 years before retiring. She has continued to stay active in the Shelby education community, working through the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center to assist the district with identifying, testing, and developing educational plans for the gifted program.

“Being an educator was the most rewarding career I could have chosen,” Nadolsky said. “I consider myself to be patient, responsible, and a good listener (who) works well with others. I am very passionate about the things I care for.

"These attributes, along with my love for learning, and my educational experiences are guiding me to pursue being on the Shelby Board of Education.”

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