Fisher files in school board race

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By The Staff

Mike Fisher has filed to seek election to the Harrison County Board of Education, Division 2.

 Fisher began his active involvement in the Harrison County School System in 1998 when his children enrolled in Eastside Elementary. He was a parent member of the Harrison County Middle School Site Base Decision Making Council from 2002 until 2007.

During this time, the council hired the current HCMS principal, Michael McIntyre, and the assistant principal, Robin Glascock. 

“These were difficult decisions that the entire council made as a group,” he said. “I believe that our decisions have yielded excellent results that will continue to benefit the middle school for the foreseeable future.” 

After his children graduated from elementary and middle school, Fisher continued to be actively involved at the high school level.

He served as an elected parent representative for the Harrison County High School Site Base Decision Making Council from 2004 until 2009.

“The challenges at the high school are different,” Fisher said. “High school is the final step for the students before they move on to college, vocational studies, work, military service, or a combination of all of these. Our students must be prepared to meet these challenges, and I think that the recent changes in leadership - hiring new teachers, a new principal, and a new superintendent - are steps in the right direction.  

“We have a good school system but, based on the difference between standardized test scores at the elementary and high school levels, I believe it can be better. I have first hand knowledge and experience that I would like to share through participation on the school board.”

In addition to his involvement with the school system, Fisher has been involved in community activities including coaching soccer and softball at the Harrison County Recreation Department.  He is president-elect of the Cynthiana Rotary Club and participated in multiple programs through his work on the 3M Community Affairs Team.

Fisher graduated from the University of Dayton in 1996 with two degrees in engineering technology. Before returning to school to study engineering, he ran Satellite Promotions for eight years.

Fisher believes his business management experience will be an asset to the board. He has lived in Cynthiana since 1997 with his wife Nioka and their daughters, Nicole and Gabrielle, who are college students.