Tallmadge -- As the Tallmadge Board of Education finishes the year and looks forward to 2014, both it and the school district administration say goodbye to a Board member who has had a long career.
After 39 years of combined service as a teacher, administrator and Board vice president, Brad Croskey didn't run for re-election in November. His term will expire Dec. 31.
He taught for 21 years, first as a junior high school math teacher in 1975 before moving to the high school the next year to teach physics and calculus. He also coached girls and boys tennis.
He then joined the administrative team and worked as the director of technology for 13 years.
After he retired in 2009, he was elected to the Board and is finishing his first and only term.
Keller noted Croskey has been involved with negotiations for multiple contracts with the district's employee labor unions that were beneficial for the union members, district and taxpayers.
"The students, the teachers, the neighbors and members of the community ... congratulate you for an awesome tenure here at Tallmadge. We're a better district for it, and the taxpayers owe you a debt of gratitude," Kellar said. Chris Twyon will replace Croskey on the Board as of Jan. 1, 2014. The Board will have an organizational meeting to elect a new president and vice president.
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