JPS Board of Education Announces Names of Candidates Interested in Open Board Seat

The Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education announced that three candidates, Shelly Leathers, Todd Rushforth and Laurie Whitermore, have submitted letters of interest to fill the open Board of Education seat vacated by Timothy Thomas. The JPS Board of Education will appoint one candidate to fill the open seat until the May 2014 Board of Education election. At that time, the seat will be put to a public vote for a three-year term.

Shelly Leathers has experience in both the education and financial fields and currently works at L.J. Stein Insurance Company as an accounting manager. Her children are Jamestown High School graduates.

Todd Rushforth currently works at Tilaro’s Bakery as the Distribution Manager and was employed at Quality Markets warehouse. His children currently attend Jamestown High School and Washington Middle School.

Laurie Whitermore has experience in both the private and public sectors and is currently a school counselor at Dunkirk High School. Her children are Jamestown High School graduates.

The JPS Board of Education established an interview process to select which candidate will be the best fit for the needs of the Board. The Board of Education will come to a decision on a candidate within the next few days and will notify the public in the very near future.


posted on 09/20/2013 - filed under: Academics, Board of Education, Community, Spotlight