shelby school board candidates

Kim Nadolsky, Scott Rose and Randy Broderick were the victors in Shelby's school baord race Tuesday. 

SHELBY -- Kim Nadolsky spent 33 years as an educator in the Shelby City School district.

Come January, she'll step into a new role as a member of the board of education.

"I'm thrilled," Nadolsky said. "I’m thankful for the community for their support.

"I'm grateful to my friends that encouraged me and helped me and I hope that I can do a good job representing the community.”

Nadolsky worked as an educator for 34 years, spending all but one as an elementary school teacher in Shelby. Most of her years were spent in the second-grade classroom. 

She is working part-time in the gifted and talented department, but will give up the role once she is sworn in to her new position. 

“I’m hoping to continue preserving the quality of education that we have and making sure we stay fiscally conservative in the spending," she said.

Nadolsky was one of three to be elected to the board Tuesday. Board members Randy Broderick, Lynn Friebel and Scott D. Rose each ran to retain their seats.

Nadolsky received 1,799 votes, according to final, unofficial vote totals from the Richland County Board of Elections. Broderick received 1,623 votes. Rose received 1,664 votes. Friebel received 1,448 votes.

Broderick, 54, is currently school board vice president.

"I'm very thankful to everyone who voted for me and grateful they put me back on the school board for another four years," he said.

Rose, 47, has served for eight years on the Shelby school board.

“I’m very excited. I feel like there's still more work to do," he said. "There's a lot of excitement in this town. I really love this community, love to be a part of it and want to continue to be part of the solution and keep making the district the best it can be."

“I appreciate the support that the voters and people in this town have given me. Being a school board members is a big responsibility," he added. "Every decision you make affects a lot of kids for a number of years so you have to take every decision very serious."

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Staff reporter focused on education and features. Clear Fork alumna. Always looking for a chance to practice my Spanish. You can reach me at katie.ellington@richlandsource.com