published Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Hamilton County school board candidate Katherine Benefield says she’s in the know on technology

The Hamilton County Board of Education needs a member able to tackle complicated issues such as school technology, said school board candidate Katherine Benefield.

Benefield, who is running for school board member Rhonda Thurman’s District 1 seat, released a statement today emphasizing her work in technology.

“In this crucial time of major advances in technology, the board must make decisions about high tech issues that are my native language,” the release said. “The board needs someone able to inject the important questions and considerations. I am that person.”

Benefield said she was one of the first web designers and consultants in the area. She also worked for the school system’s information services and exceptional education divisions.

She emphasized the importance of vocational education and noted that the county’s education program shouldn’t use a “one size fits all” approach.

“And each school board member not only represents his or her district, but also has responsibilities for all the children in the school system,” she said. “I am the candidate who can lead the board into the future, not keep it mired in the past.”

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