Shelby Kline announces School Board candidacy

Shelby Kline

Shelby Kline, an educator, has announced her candidacy to run for the District 5 Shenandoah County Public Schools School Board seat that is up for election in November.

Kline, 51, of Toms Brook, said she decided to run for the District 5 spot, currently held by Irving Getz, because of her 30 years experience in education, including time as a teacher and administrator.

“Upon retirement, I felt that I needed to remain active in education in Shenandoah County Public Schools,” she said, “and I feel that the experiences that I have had over my career would best be suited to the School Board.”

If elected, she said she has three main goals she would like to accomplish:
• High quality education instruction for all students to ensure they are college and career ready.
• Retention and recruitment of high quality staff.
• Adequate funding for schools and staff.

She said she has 30 years experience in Rappahannock, Warren and Shenandoah county schools, with 22 of those years spent in Shenandoah County. She has served as a classroom teacher and reading specialist in elementary and middle schools, an assistant principal at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School and principal at North Fork Middle School.

“In addition to my experience as a teacher and administrator, I am a product of Shenandoah County Public Schools and have lived here in the county for 41 years,” she added. “I am invested in Shenandoah County Public Schools and its staff and students.”

Kline added that she plans to finish collecting the remaining signatures for the petition of qualified voters next week and turn it into the registrar to officially have her name put on the ballot. Election day is Nov. 7.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com