Three Republicans are running for the Glynn County Board of Education District 1 seat: Ingrid Metz, Earl Perry and Ray Snow.
Ingrid Metz candidate questionnaire:
FAMILY: Two children, both graduates of Brunswick High School
OCCUPATION: Retired educator with 37 years of public and private school teaching experience. Recipient of numerous awards and recognition for teaching excellence that include being named the Brunswick High School Teacher of the Year; Glynn County Teacher of the Year; and Georgia Classical Education Teacher of the Year. Selected as one of four finalists for the Georgia Teacher of the Year. Also a nine time recipient of STAR teacher award.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in Latin from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia and a Masters degree from Vanderbilt University.
POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: This is first run at elected office
WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?
- Restore academic achievement as a goal for all Glynn County students by making direct classroom needs our number one funding priority and ensuring a safe teaching and learning environment in all of our schools
- Renew the school system focus on students and teachers, including strengthening the pride and morale of teachers
- Promote taxpayer confidence in our public school.
HOW DO YOU THINK YOU CAN HELP VOTERS IN A WAY OTHERS IN THIS RACE CAN'T?
- "I am the only candidate with classroom teaching experience. I am committed to improving our schools with greater accountability, transparency and consistency and will work to ensure that the key stakeholders in education – teachers, parents and students – are included in system planning. I will stress the responsibility of each Board member to devote the time and effort to fully understand the impact of their decisions. I will also promote safe schools for our teachers and children."
WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?
- "I would hope to be remembered as a Board member who placed the educational needs of Glynn County children first and who promoted an environment of open communication for teachers, parents and students. I also want to ensure that taxpayer investments in education are backed by sound planning, budgeting and evaluation."