Orange Charter School Board Member Resume Please be advised that this document will be publicly displayed at Orange Charter School and shared with the Orange Charter School Community. Name: Richard A. Peterson II, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP Address: 6909 Carol Lane, Hillsborough, NC 27278 Phone: (919)732-5259 Email: [email protected]; [email protected] Birthplace: Southbridge, MA (MA to OH to NC) Member of OCS Since: 2008 Employer: GlaxoSmithKline Job Title: Director, Molecular and Ultrastructural Pathology and Head, Investigative Pathology Laboratory Spouse: Liane Peterson Children: Skyler Peterson (5th Grade) and Sydney Peterson (3rd Grade) Offices Held: OCS BOD member: 2009-present; OCS BOD Chair, 2013present; OCS BOD Vice-Chair: 2010-13; Chair, Educational Program Committee: 2008-11; Chair, Personnel Committee: 2010-13; Chair, OCS Principal Search Committee: 2011; Member, Teacher Evaluation Rubric Committee (ad-hoc): 2013-14; Member, Building Committee (ad-hoc, for North Building): 2009-2010; Coach, OCS North Carolina Science Olympiad Division B Team: 2012-14. Interests and Hobbies: Trail running, mountain biking, kayaking, gardening, cooking, reading, fossils, science and science education. What would be your top priorities as an OCS Board Director? Support Mr. Corcoran in his efforts to retain/grow/empower/acknowledge our wonderful faculty and staff, maintain OCS high academic standards, seamlessly incorporate STEAM/PBL approaches into the OCS curriculum, continue to strengthen music and arts in OCS' curriculum (i.e., Strings, Band, WOCS, art program, plays, etc.), optimize the OCS Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) and EC Programs so they provide maximal value and opportunity to our AIG and EC students, and further increase the number and expand the diversity of after-school and summer camp opportunities for our students (clubs, local event participation, OCS afterschool program, sports, etc.). Work to maximize growth of the OCS student body as is feasible; support continuous investment in technology upgrades as needed; help to maximize OCS fundraising activities including providing strong support of the successful efforts by PATH; expand the after school club/activity offerings; institute a successful sports program at OCS (Basketball, Volleyball, Cross-Country, Soccer, etc.);and work to maximize volunteer participation at OCS (all levels from daily needs to committee participation and governance). Please tell us about your qualifications: I have been a OCS BOD member since 2009, Vice-Chair of the BOD for three years, and Chair of the BOD for the last year. I have been very active in OCS BOD committees where I have been the Chair of the Educational Program Committee from 2008 to 2011 and the Chair of the Personnel Committee for three years (2010-13). I have also had the opportunity to be the Chair of the OCS Principal Search Committee in 2011, as well as a member of the OCS Building Committee (ad-hoc) in 2009-2010 and the Teacher Evaluation Rubric Committee (ad-hoc) in 2013-14. I co-authored the original OCS Educational Program Statement in 2009 (i.e., OCS did not have a statement that described our educational program and philosophy until this was written), as well as being the author of the original OCS Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Policy (i.e., used to populate the DPI on-line AIG plan application for OCS which was approved in 2012 and subsequently extended for three years in 2013), the OCS Policy on Non-Discrimination in the Curriculum and Classroom, and the OCS Policy on After School Clubs. I have been coach of the OCS North Carolina Science Olympiad Division B Team for the 2012-13 (with assistant coach/ parent Mr. Bryan Hampton) and 2013-14 (with 7th/8th Grade science teacher Mr. Andrew Gatt) school years (where OCS finished fourth out of 14 teams at the Durham Tournament at Duke University in March 2014 and received a trophy and numerous individual student medals), as well as facilitating the OCS After-school Science Club during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years with my wife Liane. At GlaxoSmithKline, the second largest pharmaceutical company in the world, I lead a highly engaged and productive investigative pathology group in the Safety Assessment Department, as well as being a safety representative on several multidisciplinary drug development teams, and a pathologist. I have also had experience in organizing large local (i.e., RTP) and international scientific meetings, teaching veterinary and graduate students and pathology residents, grant writing (NIH grants in graduate school), and writing (>25 peer-reviewed scientific publications including two book chapters). My wife and/or I have also been very active in volunteering throughout our time at OCS [i.e., Spring Fling, EOG proctoring, OCS table at Hillsborough's Last Fridays, Book Fair, new family meet-and-greet picnics, Open House, concerts, Tiger Boosters/PATH, class parent, class trip chaperone, teacher assistance in the classroom, presenting to students in the classroom (e.g., Biology of Disease to 8th Grade Science students, owl pellet dissection with 1st Grade students for the last three years), etc.]. Why should you be elected? Over the last six years in my roles on the OCS BOD and/or committees, I have been very active in most aspects of the school and have gained an extraordinary level of experience in charter school governance and an unique overview of OCS and our school community. With my professional and academic experiences I bring a lot to the table and I would like to continue my work in the BOD Director role. I am level-headed, organized, forward-looking, and a consensus-builder in groups (committees, boards, teams, etc.). I am very willing to compromise while standing firm in my core beliefs. I also relish the opportunity to work with the principal, committee members, parents/guardians, and the other BOD members to realize our top priorities for OCS. OCS is a great school, but we have the potential to get even better academically and in extracurricular activities, while still maintaining a small school feel/small class size, providing extra support for our EC and AIG students, and maximizing interactions with the greater community. Thank you for your consideration. Please check ALL that apply to you: __X__ I would like to be placed on the ballot for the election to serve on the Board of Directors for a 3 year term. __X__ I would like to be placed in the pool of applicants for appointment to the open 2 year Director's term The ballot for the two open 3 yr term Directors will occur first. If you check both of the above options, your name will be entered into the pool of applicants for appointment only if you are not elected to a full 3 year term.
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