Four candidates are running in the District 197 (West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan) School Board Election this year. There are three open spots on the board.
Patch asked the candidates about their experience, connection to the district and about the issues that they would focus on. Here is the response from current school board member and candidate Dewayne Dill.----
What leadership experience do you have?
Former CEO and
President of Dalex Livestock Solutions, an agricultural software company with
> 60% market share serving North American livestock feed industry. Founder of the STRIDE Summit, Chair of a
Haiti Dairy Development Project.
What other relevant experience do you have?
ISD 197 School
Board member past 4 years. Vice chair
and clerk past 2 years.
What is your occupation?
owner, entrepreneur and technology professional
Where did you go to school?
BS, MS and Ph.D.
from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Do you have a spouse, children or any other family members you’d like to tell voters about?
5 children – all
products of ISD 197. Oldest 2 graduated
from college, middle daughter enrolled in college, youngest son attends Henry
Sibley HS and youngest daughter attends Heritage eSTEM.
What is your connection to District 197?
member past 4 years, vice chair and clerk past 2 years.
What issues are you most focused on?
Executing our strategic plan, assuring measurable, expected growth for all students.
Why should voters choose you?
Experience and board continuity. Research by McREL International has shown that patient, persistent leadership focused on the right goals produces better outcomes for kids.