McCoy, Davidek Elected to Board of Education
District 50’s new board of Education will definitely have a hometown feel, all five board members are graduates of Westminster High School.
Ryan McCoy (2000) and Joe Davidek (1976) were elected to the board earlier this month to fill the seats vacated by Dr. Marilyn Flachman who was term limited and Sharon Whitehair who chose not to run for reelection. McCoy and Davidek were unopposed.
The two men will be sworn in during a special Board of Education meeting tentatively scheduled for Thursday, November 21. A new board President and other leadership positions will also be determined.
McCoy and Davidek will join Bob Landgraf (1962), Dino Valente (1988) and Ruben Pacheco (1996) on the board. The members graduated in five different decades and each brings a unique perspective to their leadership roles.
McCoy, who has a child at the Early Childhood Center in District 50, says he ran to try and continue the momentum that the District has created. Test scores, one measure of success, are on the rise.
“Education is the catapult to a purposeful life,” said McCoy. “I want to ensure that each student can leave D50 with the tools they need to be productive citizens. As a district, I truly believe we are moving in that direction.”
One of Joe Davidek’s sons has already graduated from Westminster High School and his second son will graduate in the spring. His roots in the community run deep and that’s why he decided to run for office. “I have lived here nearly my entire life and I thought it would be a good way to give back to the community,” he said.
Davidek wants the students of the future to have the kind of experiences he had as he was growing up. “My fondest memories of the District are that we took a back seat to nobody. We always had high academics, competitive sports teams, and wonderful fine arts. There was tremendous pride within the District.”
Posted November 14, 2013