Wednesday, June 21, 2000

Whalen picked for state board

New at-large member was on Fort Thomas Board of Education

        FORT THOMAS — Paul Whalen, a former Fort Thomas Board of Education member, was appointed to the state Board of Education as an at-large member.

        Mr. Whalen, 45, said he is excited about serving on the state board, which sets policy for Kentucky's 176 public school districts.

        Nominated for the job by state Rep. Jim Callahan, D-Wilder, Mr. Whalen was appointed to the position by Gov. Paul Patton.

        “The basic thing is looking after kids to give them the best possible education,” Mr. Whalen said.

        A trial lawyer for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, and a professor at the base's Air Force Institute of Technology, Mr. Whalen has a long-standing interest in education.

        He served on the Fort Thomas school board for 12 years. He also served as a board member for the Kentucky School Boards Association.

        As a state board of education member, Mr. Whalen said, he wants to be accessible to educators and community members. He plans to visit schools and meet with parents and local school board members.


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