by Mike Payne
Ben Stewart has been a member of the GISD Board of Trustees since November 2016 when he was appointed to fill the Place 7 seat left vacant by Ronna Johnson.
In the five years he’s been a Georgetown resident, Stewart, who has two daughters at Carver Elementary, has taken an active role within multiple levels of the GISD system; as a volunteer from the onset, then serving as the PTA Treasurer and later the President of the PTA at Carver, as well as a member of a district committee.
Stewart’s experience at Dell played a key role in his focus on enhancing technology integration within the GISD, and he was active in the formation of the Citizens Advisory Committee which was integral to the passage of a recent bond that included a great deal of technology.
As a committed proponent of Community-Based Accountability, Stewart has demonstrated that he will continue to be a Trustee who looks to the district, community and constituents for accountability and focus.
Considering his experience and demonstrable dedication to the interests of the students and the District, Stewart is unequivocally the right man for this job. The Advocate Editorial Board endorses Ben Stewart, and strongly believes he should continue in Place 7 on the Georgetown School Board of Trustees.