A note from McHenry County College Trustee candidate Gordie Tebo:
McHenry County College Voters:
Gordie Tebo is running for MCC Board Trustee. Gordie worked for Woodstock School District 200 as a math teacher at Woodstock High School. During his 34 years he developed experience in Curriculum Development and served as a Department Head.
In addition he served on various committees where he helped develop plans for additions and restructuring of Woodstock High School and helped pass the referendum that lead to the construction of Woodstock North High School.
In addition to his experience teaching, Gordie also has a degree in engineering.
Between his experience as a teacher and engineering, Gordie is well prepared to help MCC face the growth it is experiencing.
Below are some highlights of his beliefs:
Tax Increase: Gordie would not agree to a referendum without first making sure that cuts, that would not compromise the mission and educational benefits, are in place. This would be determined by going through the budget line by line.
Transparancy: Gordie believes the board has an obligation to be honest and up front with the general public regarding various issues. He is in support of explaining to the public the handling of the Walt Packard situation. “Taxpayers have a right to know how their money is being spent, and that the information they’re being given must be timely, clear, and without hidden agendas.”
Other Important Issues: Gordie wants to see MCC become an academic, social, and cultural center for McHenry County and continue its strong academic successes. I think along with the administration and staff of the college, we should strive to be recognized as the number one community college in the state of Illinois and one of the best in the country.
It is important to note that Gordie has been endorsed by the Northwest Herald because he “possesses a background in both education and engineering. He understands academia and infrastructure. And he, too, understands the connection between governmental transparency and public trust.” He is also “highly recommended” (one of two candidates) by the MCC Faculty Association. Gordie has the experince necessary to lead McHenry County College forward.