By Tracey Carson, Mason Schools
The Mason City School Board welcomed its newest member Tuesday. But Randy Andrews is no stranger to Mason City Schools.
The former Mason Middle School teacher graduated from William Mason High School in 1972 and spent a career mentoring Mason students. Andrews was elected to the school board in November, and will serve for four years.
“I feel honored to have been elected to the Mason City School Board. I look forward to serving the students, staff and the residents of Mason,” said Andrews.
Andrews taught eighth grade social studies for 25 years and was a middle school athletic director, high school assistant baseball coach, and middle school basketball coach. He retired from Mason City Schools in 2013.
Currently, Andrews works part-time for Liberty Bible Academy teaching fifth through eighth grade history. A Miami University graduate, he and his wife, Debra, have one child, Randy – a 1997 Mason graduate who like his father is a former MHS homecoming king.
During the organizational meeting, treasurer Richard Gardner also administered the oath of office to Matt Steele and Connie Yingling, who will serve through 2016.
Steele was elected in November, after being appointed to the Board of Education in November 2011 to fill the position left vacant after the death of school board member, and retired educator, John Odell. First appointed in 1999, Yingling was subsequently elected in 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2013.
During the organizational meeting, the board reappointed Kevin Wise as president, and appointed Yingling as vice-president for 2014. Steele was reappointed as the legislative liaison to the Ohio School Boards Association and Courtney Allen was reappointed as the student achievement liaison to the Ohio School Boards Association.