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I was appointed to the SBCSC School Board on June 23, 2014 to fill a vacated seat. Over the past 2 years I have spent countless hours working to improve our schools to help our children succeed academically and give our employees the tools and support to be successful in this mission. I have visited every school in this district and have spent a day riding one of our bus routes. There is no better way to learn about what is going on in our schools or our community than getting out and seeing and meeting the people who dedicate their lives to improving the lives of the students and making this a better place to live. With the recent selection of our new superintendent we start on a path moving forward and together we can truly improve our students’ academic success, make South Bend schools a great place to work, and make South Bend a great place to live and South Bend schools a place to be.

Your support will help us reach these goals.

Please consider a donation to Anella For School Board as well posting a yard sign, hosting a Meet and Greet, or volunteering to make calls or work at the polls on election day.

About Me:

  • I am a 1989 graduate of John Adams High School. I currently have 2 sons enrolled at John Adams.
  • I graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1993 and Loyola University of Chicago in 2001 with a Masters of Applied Social Psychology.
  • My wife Margie and I love South Bend and have chosen to raise our five children here.
  • For over 20 years I have created a successful practice as a financial advisor managing in excess of $150 million
  • Our family is active in St. Joseph Parish in South Bend
  • I have volunteered and worked in the community for many organizations including years of coaching youth sports and serving as a board member for Potawatomi Zoo.

Accomplishments on the Board:

  • Played an integral role in the superintendent search process and ultimately the selection of our new superintendent, Dr. Kenneth Spells.
  • Served on Technology Committee that resulted in the “Tech Refresh” across the SBCSC and other enhancements to improve the access to technology in the classroom for students and teachers.
  • Instituted the 2-hour delay for inclement weather for the first time in corporation history.
  • Continue to work with Transportation to improve on-time performance and efficiency.
  • Increased pay for all employees and will continue to work to increase wages and salaries for all employees in order to recruit and maintain the best talent in South Bend schools.
  • Started pre-K programs in the 5 SBCSC Schools and working to create a universal pre-K program.
  • Lowered in- and out-of school suspensions districtwide.
  • Stopped ticketing of all students at the intermediate level.
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