Today The Alternative Press continues its series of profiles of this year’s Board of Education candidates in Berkeley Heights.
Today’s profile is of Ronald Davison, running for election to the Berkeley Heights Board of Education
Occupation: I am former school administrator and teacher. Presently I’m a private consultant for educational institutions. I am also a private tutor.
Years you have lived in the district: I have lived in the district for 13 years.
Do you have any children or other family members in the district? I had two daughters who went through the district.
Additional community links/connections: I was a member of the Highlander Parent Association. I am a former youth soccer and softball coach. I am presently a volunteer for Union County Adult Literacy, where I teach adults reading skills.
Why are you interested in serving on the Board of Education? I am interested because I wanted to give back to the community. My daughters went through the school system, they received an excellent education and are doing very well. And, I have more than 30 years in education. I understand how school districts work.
Will you have any particular goals or areas of focus as a board member? I think we need to be more protective and scrutinize our school budgets more than has been done in the past. Regardless of unfunded mandates or lack of federal and state funds, we have some really qualified people who can do a good job looking over the budget.
Tell us a little more about you. I am a committed person and I have the time. I have worked with large groups. I am able to listen to all points of view and I am a strong advocate for all taxpayers. I like to think of myself as a tax advocate.