To the Editor:
Bob Eby has served as both a member and chairman of the Oak Ridge Board of Education. During most of his time on the Board, I was employed as superintendent of the Oak Ridge Schools, which gave me the opportunity to work closely with Bob on many school-related issues.
Bob was a tremendous help in responding to problems and decisions facing the Oak Ridge Schools at the time. His leadership and guidance were invaluable to the Board and certainly to me as superintendent of schools.
Bob has strong private-sector experience including excellent organizational skills which were, and continue to be, very helpful in analyzing and deciding issues facing the schools.
In addition to his work on the Board, Bob has a record of extensive community involvement, including service on the Board of Directors of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, the East Tennessee Economic Council, KFI for the Benefit of the Ronald Mc Donald House, and the Board of Directors of the Oak Ridge Public Schools Education Foundation.
I am confident, given the opportunity to continue his service on the Board, that Bob will persist in providing strong leadership for the Oak Ridge Schools and in affording a quality education to all children. Bob Eby is a valuable resource to the schools and the community, and I urge a vote for his re-election to the Board of Education.