John Fencl

School Board Member

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Allisonville Elementary School

  • Math Tutor, 2012/2013 Tutored the same student weekly for 30-40 minutes for the entire year | Fall 2013 Tutored 4th graders on their multiplication tables; four mornings a week for six weeks at the beginning of school to bring the students up to grade level
  • Classroom Parent, 2014/2015 Supported the Imagination Chapter, Mystery Skype, Field Trips
  • Allisonville Dad’s Club 2009-2015

Eastwood Middle School

  • Failing Is Not an Option (FINO) Tutor, 2014/2015 & 2015/2016; after school program to assist students complete assignments on an almost weekly basis from 4:30-5:45 pm during the 2014/2015 school year, and periodically during the 2015/2016 as the program became more established.
  • Cross Country Team Parent, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017. Supported the Coach and team including setting up before meets, helping with snacks, raising funds for a new tent, transportation of team supplies to away meets, and training with team.
  • Track Team Parent, spring season 2016. Supported the Coach; served as Clerk of the Course for all home meets and the Chief Timer for the MIIC Championship Meet.
  • Field Trip Chaperone, 2015/2016 with 7th grade students

Washington Township Young Life

  • Small Group Leader, WyldLife Program for middle school students, I am entering the third year of mentoring the same group of boys; meet every other Friday morning through the school year
  • Castaway Cove Wyldlife Camp, 2016, Detroit Lakes, MN. Cabin Leader for a group of eight boys from Eastwood. Week long camp was attended by approximately 120 MSDWT middle school students

I grew up in Washington Township and am a graduate of Washington Township Schools (John Strange, Wyandotte, Northview and North Central). In addition, I am a parent of two current Washington Township school students.

My high school education has had a life-long impact on me. The growth I experienced during this time created values, beliefs and personal understanding that I carry to this day. The experiences with self-directed learning and education beyond the classroom walls for example, created skills and experiences that have made me a better person.

My passion for education, combined with the positive experience I had with MSDWT schools and my value to give back, lead me to want to serve. Being a parent amplifies my awareness as to the need for quality education. My direct contact with students in recent years, through a variety of settings, further emphasizes the importance of keeping our schools strong.

I am a CPA and have my MBA from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. I have a unique set of skills from which I hope to bring additional insight to both the Board and the Washington Township schools community. These are the reasons I want to serve.