April 5, 2022 election candidate profiles, Dora school board
The following four candidates are running for two open seats on the Dora School Board during the April 5 Ozark County General Municipal Election. The Times reached out to each candidate and asked for a photo and a 150-word profile to run in the newspaper prior to the election. For more information on polling locations or other local voting information, contact Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise at 417-679-3516.
Jessica Green: My husband and I live near Twin Bridges with our two boys, Zach and Braxton, who are students at Dora. I went to a rural school in West Plains and graduated from West Plains High School, and my husband is a 2003 graduate of Dora School. Recently, I took on a position as a Community Development Specialist with South Central Ozark Council of Governments (SCOCOG). I am excited about the future community projects I will be helping with. We have lived in the Dora school district for 15 years and have enjoyed going to various different school functions. By joining the Dora School Board, my hope is to learn more about the community and to better support the teachers, parents and students at the school. I’m eager to be involved within the school in the upcoming years, as our children grow and learn, guided by the wonderful staff at Dora.
Dylan Leroy: I am running for Dora School board for the opportunity to give back to the community that has given so much to me. My wife Jessica and I are both Dora graduates of the class of 2010 and have lived in the community for most of our lives. I am currently a broker/realtor with Century 21 and serve as a director for the West Plains Board of Realtors. My two daughters Addy and Lauren currently attend school at Dora, and I would like to help the school continue to provide a great experience for my children and generations to come.
Shelby Nold: I’ve been a Dora-area resident for almost seven years. My wife Sheree teaches mathematics at Dora High School, and we have three children attending school there and a daughter who graduated in 2021. I’m a 1994 graduate of Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia, and I hold a bachelor’s degree in health/exercise science from Missouri Western State University where I played college football. I’m a self-employed outdoor guide, woodworker and president/founder of a faith-based non-profit organization, Majestic Outdoor Adventures, in operation since 2003. As a father who has worked with youth for over 20 years, I want the youth of this community to have a solid education. They need the opportunity to excel in whatever their giftings are: scholastics, music, art, FFA, sports, etc. If elected, I will lead in the same way I lead my family, business and non-profit organization: with honesty, integrity and a Biblical moral compass.
Tim Masters: My name is Tim Masters, and I am running for re-election to the Dora RIII School Board of Education. It has been an honor to serve for the past three years. I am very proud of the many difficult decisions of the board, making it possible for our students to attend classes in person throughout the pandemic. We are also very proud of the staff at Dora whose hard work has made school as normal as possible for our students. We are all very proud to have adopted the JAG [Jobs for American Graduates] program at Dora. This program has had a positive impact on many of our high school students and has produced some standouts already. The future is bright at the Dora RIII School District and I hope to continue to be part of it and I would appreciate your vote.