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School Board swears in new members, elects leadership

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By Aren Framil, Co-News Editor

During its Dec. 4 meeting, the TESD school board unanimously elected Todd Kantorczyk and Sue Tiede to serve as the board’s president and vice president, respectively. Kantorczyk and Tiede are two of the five members the board swore in at the meeting.

Kantorczyk, who has served on the board for eight years, was the sole nominee for board president. In a statement after his election, he recognized the importance of his position to students and district residents.

“As someone whose mother and grandfather — who turned 100 this year — served on a school board, I know the direct impact a school board director can have on the local public education experience,” Kantorczyk said during the meeting. “And as a parent of three kids who have gone through this district, I also know how important that experience is for all the members of our community.”

Tiede, who has served on the board for four years, was the sole nominee for vice president. She expressed her gratitude toward her fellow board members, district administration and community members in a statement after her election. Tiede highlighted the more than 23,000 district residents who voted in the November school board elections.

“I’d like to thank all the voters,” Tiede said during the meeting. “When we have municipal elections and school board elections in Pennsylvania, they’re in the off years. In our community, the people did not take off: they came.”


Aren Framil can be reached at [email protected].

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Aren Framil, Co-News Editor
Aren Framil is a junior and the Co-News Editor of The Spoke. He has previously served as a Design Editor and has a passion for visual design and graphics. He covers community events and enjoys investigative reporting on topics such as social justice. Outside of The Spoke, he is classically trained in Western opera and sings in soprano for PhilHarmonia, a choir in Philadelphia. He leads Conestoga's Graphic Design Club, and hopes to make a career in visual design.