This past November, Chris Wagner was elected to serve on the Circleville City School District Board of Education joining fellow new board member Jeff Burrow who will be replacing devout board members Todd Stevens and Amy DeLong who did not seek re-election.
In an effort to familiarize our community with Mr.Wagner and his background, the district provided him with an informal Q & A where he elaborated on his family, passions, and all things Tiger Pride.
Why did you decide to run for the school board?
I decided to run for the school board because I wanted to use my experience in finance to make a difference and give back to the community that has been so welcoming to me.
What does it mean to you for your community to elect you to the school board?
It truly means a lot. I am honored that the community elected me to the school board, and I promise that I will continue to work hard for the students, faculty, administrators and parents of the Circleville City Schools District.
As a Circleville resident what does it mean to you to serve the local school district as a member of the school board?
It is a great honor to serve this wonderful community who has welcomed me with open arms. I was born and raised in Chillicothe and moved to Circleville 4-years-ago. Since that time, I have volunteered in concession stands, with the Circleville City School Foundation “Raise Your Paw” auction and many other school activities. I believe that my various years in finance will be a great asset to the board and the students we serve.
What does ‘Tiger Pride’ mean to you as a parent…and now school board member?
There is such a remarkable atmosphere in all of our schools. You can’t help but get swept up in the excitement of showing Tiger Pride! This is not only shown in our schools, but outside of school as well. I think the Circleville City School District has done an excellent job of encouraging students and parents alike to show their Tiger Pride whenever they can.
Outside of work, what else occupies your time?
I spend most of my weekends during the fall at the Ohio State Football games where I have been an usher for over 30 years. I also love going to the beach in the summer with my family, as well as getting in a round of golf when I can.
As an elected board member, you are a leader within the community, what does leadership mean to you?
Leadership to me means that I embrace honesty and integrity in my daily life, inspiring others to do their very best and showing my true enthusiasm and passion for making the organization that you are a part of be the best that it can be.
If there is one thing I would like our Tiger families to know about me, what would that be?
I am proud to be a part of this community and I believe that our future is bright. I am looking forward to meeting and supporting all of the individuals that make our district great.