Candidate questionnaire: Tom Schreiner

Monday, March 28, 2011

NAME: Tom Schreiner

AGE: 43

PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape Girardeau

SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES:

Linda (wife)

Andrea (2008 graduate of Oak Ridge schools)

Alison (daughter)

OCCUPATION: Director of Technology

EMPLOYER: Jackson R-2 School District

PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT:

Currently serve as Oak Ridge School Board vice president

Currently serve as president of Grace Lutheran Church Congregation, Uniontown, Mo.

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FACING THE OAK RIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT?:

Adequate Yearly Performance is the most important issue facing Oak Ridge School District. AYP is how school districts are being rated based on student achievement. As board members we must adequately fund teacher salaries, provide professional development opportunities to educate our staff and to provide our staff with the tools necessary to educate our students. The greatest responsibility we have is to provide our students with a solid education. A solid education will assist them to become the future leaders of our great nation. A solid education will also provide our students every possible opportunity to be successful and to compete in whatever career they choose.

WWHAT IN YOUR BACKGROUND OR EDUCATION MAKES YOU QUALIFIED FOR THIS OFFICE?:

Serving the past six years on Oak Ridge School Board. Attending Missouri School Board Association regional meetings to stay informed and educated on the issues that impact our district. Serving as president of Grace Lutheran Church congregation for 15 years. Being employed as director of technology for Jackson R-2 School District helps me understand key issues that districts face in areas of instruction, professional development, finance, technology and district operations. My experiences as director of technology and my past six years of service on Oak Ridge School Board provides the knowledge to make informed decisions that impact student academic achievement for the Oak Ridge School District.