UNGAR files for Zionsville School Board



 Zionsville resident and mom, Debbie Ungar, has filed to run for the at-large position on the Zionsville School Board. The at-large seat is one of three school board positions being contested in the Nov. 4 general election. Zionsville residents can vote for all three positions.

In addition to serving as Parent-Teacher Org. president and fundraising chair at both Eagle Elementary and Zionsville West Middle School, she was a communications leader for Zionsville Yes campaign.

“Debbie Ungar is among the best prepared to help lead our schools. Her involvement as a volunteer, a parent, and most importantly her detailed knowledge of school finance and funding issues will provide a powerful voice for the community to meet our needs on the School Board,” said Mary Reid, chairperson of Zionsville Yes.

The success of the Zionsville Yes effort is responsible for increasing school funding which resulted in additional teachers, lower class sizes and the preservation of home values throughout the community.

Ungar has also served the Zionsville Education Foundation Board as the community relations chairperson and a member of the In Style fundraising committee and grants committee. The ZEF Grants Committee critically reviews and awards funds to teachers throughout the district for innovative educational ideas.

“During the past 11 years in Zionsville Community Schools, my children have received the finest public education available,” Ungar, who has two sons at ZCHS, said. “As a school board member, I will continue my commitment to making sure that adequate funding exists to keep Zionsville the premier school district in Indiana and that parents, teachers, students and community members all feel part of this success through increased communication.”

Ungar said Zionsville continues to face serious financial challenges with new student growth.

 “The Board and administrators need to ask questions, think creatively and ensure taxpayer dollars are used judiciously,” she said.

Ungar graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in journalism and a minor in business. She has worked as a fundraising and communications professional for the American Cancer Society, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Governor’s Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving and the Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana and has owned Debbie Ungar Photography Co. for 17 years. Ungar currently serves as an editor and Team Leader for Kiva, an international micro lending organization.

For more information, visit Debbie Ungar for School Board on Facebook. Ungar can be reached at Debbie@UngarForSchoolBoard.com.