MC School Board member spotlight John Dippold, District 1
This is the first installment of a monthly series spotlighting members of the Marshall County Board of Education.
John Dippold, representing the 1st District, was appointed to the Marshall County Board of Education on July 27, 2015, to fill Randy Perryman’s unexpired term. Dippold then went on to win the 2016 election; his current term expires in 2020.
When asked what surprised him most about the workings of the school system, Dippold said, “The finances the system receives, or lack thereof, from the government and the tightness of the budget. I also didn’t realize there was such a difference from district to district in the amount of funds received.”
Dippold’s vision for the Marshall County School System includes “…seeing everyone on the same page, working toward the same goals. I want us to be one of the top districts in the state. I want Marshall County to be a district that other districts look to for advice.
“I also want to find ways to make our district attractive for people to want to come to for employment. And I want to find ways to reward our teachers.”
Dippold works in the electrical department for Kirk Patrick Homes, Inc. His “off” time has consisted of sports. For eight years, he has been involved in the Chapel Hill Youth Football program, and for the past 15 years has coached youth baseball and softball.
John and his wife, Becky, have four children: 17-year-old Micayla, 13-year-old John Randall, 12-year-old Anilee, and 10-year-old Ella.