“Our goal is again to address the challenges we face in education with a very positive, vision-driven approach that says we can solve these issues and that Indiana students can compete against students from anywhere in the United States,” Bennett said.
As for having more people racing to the poles, either motivated due to the presidential or governor’s election, Bennett said he was not sure how that will affect his chances. He said he’ll leave the numbers to the political experts.
ABOUT TONY BENNETT
• Bennett received his Ed.D and Indiana Superintendent’s License from Spalding University in 2005; his Certification in Secondary Administration and Supervision from Indiana University Southeast in 1994; his Master of Science in Secondary Education from Indiana University Southeast in 1988; and his Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Indiana University Southeast in 1984.
• He currently lives in New Albany with his wife, Tina, a principal at Clarksville High School and former classroom teacher. He has four children — 22-year-old triplets and a 19-year-old daughter — and a grandchild.
• 2001 – 2007: New Albany – Floyd County Consolidated Schools — assistant superintendent for administration and operations
• 1999 – 2001: NAFCCS — principal of Prosser School of Technology
• 1997-1999: Scott County School District 2 — principal of Scottsburg High School
• 1993-1997: SCSD2 — assistant principal of SHS/ basketball coach
• 1992-1993: SCSD2 — assistant to the superintendent/ basketball coach
• 1991-1992: SCSD2 — biology teacher/basketball coach
• 1990-1991: Mohawk Local Schools (Sycamore, Ohio) — biology teacher/basketball coach
• 1983-1990: Providence High School — biology/science teacher (basketball coach 1987-1990)
Web site: www.drtonybennett.com
• Indiana is traditionally a “red” state, even when it comes to voting for the Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction.
The last Democrat, John J. Loughlin, was elected in 1970 and served from 1971-1973.
Richard Wood isn’t letting that deter him, nor the fact that he’s raised only a portion of what his competitor has for his campaign at more than $23,000 and $107,700, respectively, according to the candidates and Indiana Campaign Finance’s Web site.