Celani pleased to be back


As a former one-term Granville School Board member, Molly Celani said she left after 2007 not by choice, but because her husband had medical issues.

Running for another term was in the cards until life intervened, Celani said. So after one term she stepped down. 

“It was three years.I started when (former Superintendent Daniel) Teplesky first came here and then I chose to stay home,” Celani said.

Celani said she was pleased people though well enough of her to ask her to return to the board.

“I feel privileged that they did call on me. I was happy to do it with the experiences that I had with the board in the past,” Celani said.

Celani said board president Kathy Nelson and several other board members contacted her to gauge her interest in the temporary position. “Apparently there was a consensus,” she said. 

As a recent former board member she has the financial training members are required to have and has not taken a position with the district.

When the board decided to take this course to finding Steves’ replacement, board member Tamme Taran was also out of the running as she has taken a position as the Granville Elementary Nurse.

Others to recently department the board include attorney Ron Daigle Jr. and board retiree Beverly Tatko.

Recognizing the landscape of the board has changed since her 2007 departure, Celani said she wanted to do was update the newest board members on her qualifications to hold a board seat.

The seat is temporary, but filling the interim position does not prevent Celani for running for a full term if she chooses to.

“It’s my understanding this will be from now until the end of June, right now and just for the interim,” Celani said.

When asked if she might consider a run to take over the seat on a full term basis, Celani said it was simply too early to even make a guess. 

Celani said she has taken a reduced roll in two garden clubs where she was in leadership positions to take the board position and still remains President of the Slate Valley Museum board of directors. Numerous demands on her time make it difficult to say if she might vie for the full time elected seat in May.

“I have no plan to run again, but I wouldn’t say ‘yes’ and I would not say ‘no’, it’s just too early to say what’s down the road for me,” Celani said.

 

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