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Hernando GOP wants a Pasco teacher to fill vacant School Board seat

BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County Republican Executive Committee is recommending that Gov. Rick Scott pick a Pasco County elementary school teacher for the Hernando School Board seat left vacant after Pat Fagan's resignation.

Holly Kollenbaum, 52, of Bayonet Point recently completed a short-term contract at Gulfside Elementary in Holiday.

A panel of committee members interviewed 13 of the 17 applicants — two declined, one did not respond and one applied later — asking 11 prepared questions "aimed at illuminating their knowledge of School Board functions and processes and how they would expect to contribute to the School Board and its mission," county GOP Chairman Blaise Ingoglia wrote in a letter to Scott.

School Board seats are nonpartisan but the party is exercising its First Amendment rights by offering the recommendation, Ingoglia wrote.

The letter does not list the questions or say what the review committee liked about Kollenbaum, a registered Republican. Ingoglia didn't respond to requests for comment. Kollenbaum declined to discuss the questions Tuesday.

Due to budget cuts in Hernando and Pasco, Kollenbaum said she isn't sure where she will teach in the fall, if at all. The married mother of three grown children is building a home in Brooksville and plans to move this summer.

Kollenbaum has a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Fort Wayne Bible College in Indiana and has about 10 years of experience teaching at the elementary school level.

Hernando GOP wants a Pasco teacher to fill vacant School Board seat 05/24/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 9:42pm]
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