Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Rindy Ryan, a former elementary school teacher and mother of three children enrolled in Berkeley County public schools, announced she is seeking the Berkeley County School Board District 2 seat. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Illinois and a Master of Arts in Elementary Education from Washington University.
“The education of our children should always come first,” said Ryan. “I learned that working in the classroom for nine years. And today, as a mom of three children in the Berkeley County School District, as a school volunteer, as someone who has been heavily involved in education at the local level within Berkeley County, I have witnessed firsthand the challenges parents, children and our school board face.”
Ryan’s involvement and experience working with other parents and the school board last year to recommend a plan and vision for schools to serve students in District 2 is what motivated her to seek the school board seat.
“Transparency and accountability aren’t just words; they’re actions. This seat should be held by someone who will have an open door and be accountable to those they serve,” Ryan stated. “I am not a politician. And I strongly believe this seat should be held by someone with experience in education. We also need someone who has proven leadership and who understands and cares about advancing student achievement above anything else.”
Ryan attended public schools all of her life and sends all of her children to public school in Berkeley County. She is personally invested in the future and success of Berkeley County public schools.
Ryan added, “We need greater accountability in the classroom; we need to retain the highest quality teachers we can find, and we need to look at creative ways to ensure every child receives the best education they can get, right here in Berkeley County. Every option should be on the table.”