By Noah Alatza
Fishers resident and longtime child care director Jennifer Reardon McSoley has announced she is running for Hamilton Southeastern’s District 3 school board seat.
Reardon McSoley is the senior director of Fishers-based AdventureLand.
“I have pretty much always been in the education and speech pathology fields,” she said. “Being in administration and that background in running and starting a school, developing curriculum for teachers, recruiting and working on the budget has given me experience.”
She has more than 20 years experience in the business. She said the professional experience will benefit her if elected. Her priorities include school safety, mental health and communication. She said she wants to keep the momentum going at HSE and use innovation and communication to make the process work better.
“Communication has many parts to it,” she said. “Parents want to know what they can do, and I want to build a foundation to teach them what to do, and teach students what to look for in other students with potential mental illness.”
Reardon McSoley said clearer communication on what the school is doing behind the scenes and improving safety initiatives will be among her top priorities.
Reardon McSoley earned her bachelor’s degree from Butler University in speech pathology in 2008 and plans on receiving her master’s degree in Education from Ball State University next year.
“I just hope students have every opportunity they can. Not every kid is built the same and we need to find something that fits them and helps them, and be good at it,” she said.
Reardon McSoley’s husband, Jake, is the executive director of the Fishers YMCA. She has two sons.Both attend Brooks School Road Elementary.
Incumbent HSE district 3 school board member Michelle Fullhart announced earlier in the summer she is seeking another four-year term.
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