Westerville News & Public Opinion

Westerville school board to appoint Bird to vacant seat

Westerville Board of Education President Nancy Nestor-Baker today, June 6, announced that the board would vote on a resolution to select Richard W. Bird to complete the unexpired term of Cindy Crowe, who last month announced her resignation from the board effective May 19.

“After reviewing 11 applications and interviewing three finalists, we believe that Mr. Bird will bring a professional skill set and personal background to complement those already found on our Board,” Nestor-Baker said in a press release. “We look forward to welcoming him and continuing the critical work we have before us.”

Bird is the head of information security for Mettler-Toledo International Inc. and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the Ohio State University.

He also completed advanced studies in project management at George Washington University. Bird is a veteran U.S. Army Airborne paratrooper, a member of the Westerville Sunrise Rotary and a member of American Legion Post 171. He also has board experience with the Columbus Museum of Art and the Red Cross of Central Ohio.

“To be actively engaged as a team member on the board to guide strategic and policy-making direction would be the best possible opportunity to see the positive effects of my participation on behalf of the constituents, students, families and faculty of Westerville,” Bird wrote.

After the board approves his selection, Bird will be sworn into office during the next regular meeting at 6 p.m. June 9 in the district’s Early Learning Center, 936 Eastwind Drive.

For the full story, read the June 12 edition of ThisWeek Westerville News & Public Opinion.