Endorsements

Endorsed by:

PWC Education Reform Blog

Prince William County Republican Committee

 

And the following Elected Officials:

Delegate Jackson Miller

Delegate Richard Anderson

Delegate Scott Lingamfelter

Chairman Corey Stewart

Supervisor John Stirrup

Supervisor Maureen Caddigan

Sheriff Glendell Hill

Milt Johns, Prince William County School Board Chairman

Lisa Bell, Neabsco District, PWCS School Board

Betty Covington, Potomac District (formerly Dumfries District), PWCS School Board

Michael Otaigbe, Coles District, PWCS School Board

Supporters:

“Gil Trenum serves on the Prince William County School Board with integrity, honesty, and a strong moral compass.  His outstanding record reveals he has the perseverance to work towards and ultimately accomplish complex goals.  Gil is a devoted parent of students currently attending Brentsville District schools.  Consequently, he is aware of the  existing needs in our schools.  Gil is approachable and genuinely interested in the feelings, values, concerns, and well-being of others in his community.  He is a trustworthy advocate and friend of the citizens in the Brentsville District.  We strongly urge our friends and neighbors to join us by casting their votes to keep Gil Trenum on the Prince William County School Board!”

Sherrie and Ben Wampler
PWCS Gifted Education Advisory Committee Member
Parents

“As a 2010 graduate of Brentsville District High School and the recipient of a University of Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Mr. Gil Trenum for being one of the Prince William County School officials to place a great deal of time and energy into making sure the Cambridge Law passed the Virginia General Assembly and was signed by Governor McDonnell in April 2011.  Thanks to Mr. Trenum’s help, Cambridge students will now receive the college credits they worked hard to earn in high school but did not generally receive in college.  The Cambridge Law “requires the governing boards of each public institution of higher education to implement policies regarding the granting of credit for Cambridge Advanced Exams.”  Students passing Cambridge (AICE) examinations will now receive equal standing at Virginia colleges and universities with International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement students.  Mr. Trenum, thank you for touching many lives in a positive way.  You have my vote!”

Katelyn Wampler, PWCS Graduate

“As concerned parents of four boys in the school system, our support naturally goes to an individual who through the years has worked tirelessly, consistently and with great understanding in representing our community within the Brentsville district.  There is nothing more important than the education of our children and that education starts with smart leadership by the likes of good people such as our friend and candidate, Gil Trenum, who we sincerely and happily endorse for PWC School Board!”

Bill and Jackie Hargenrader

Bristow, VA

 

“I have been impressed with Gil Trenum’s work on the school board and his concern for the teachers of PWCS.  Mr. Trenum has made it very clear that he knows teachers are professionals who have important and valuable input for the school board.  Mr. Trenum has always invited comments and opinions from PWCS teachers and listens very seriously to all.  I would also like to thank Mr. Trenum, who even with a full time job, has always taken the time to be at the important events of the schools in his district.  This includes everything from high school graduations to elementary school 5th grade promotion ceremonies as well as School of Excellence celebrations.  I would definitely vote for Gil Trenum again for school board member.”

Julie Rimkus
5th grade Teacher
Bennett Elementary

 

“We are fortunate to have Gil representing our family on the School Board in Prince William County. He has proven, time and time again, that he listens to parents’ concerns and acts upon them. We are confident that he will continue to have the education of the children in Prince William County as his top priority.”

Mark and Lisa Johnson
PTO Officer
Bristow, VA

 

“Gil has been a tremendous asset to the community. He has fought for the best possible education for all students in PWCS. Knowing that Nokesville is growing but not necessarily at the pace of the rest of the county, he devised a plan to help support the parents with a wonderful K-8 school, which is scheduled to open in 2014. No matter the situation, he has always made himself available to the schools, parents and community.”

Melinda Masters
Former PTO President
Principal’s Advisory Council

 

“Gil Trenum is a man of quiet integrity with a brilliant mind. When first elected to the school board, Gil & Michelle’s three sons were in different stages of their education: elementary, middle, and high school. The school system and community at large could not ask for more supportive and involved parents. With that being said, they are not ‘push overs’ either.  They recognize firsthand when a curricular program (eg. math) is supplemental at best, and Gil is sometimes the sole leader to vote for change, and seek accountability. Whether attending a school function, or out in the community, Gil is very attentive to the thoughts of the citizens, and he takes their concerns to heart  as he ponders the best way to resolve an issue when bringing it forth to his fellow board members.

We are proud to have Gil Trenum represent our district. We view him as the steady rock of the PWC school board.”

Amber & Kirklin Bateman
PWCS Teacher and Parents

 

“What I especially like about Gil is that he asks me what I think about upcoming issues or changes that are being implemented. Gil often asks me how things are going for me as a teacher. I know he supports the teachers and listens to our concerns and addresses our needs. In my years of knowing Gil, I have found him to be very approachable, caring and always willing to help me with my concerns. I do not see Gil as a politician. I see him as an honest man who wants to make Prince William County Schools a better place for all.”

Lila Lindholm
5th Grade Teacher
Nokesville Elementary