TIFFIN — Current Tiffin Board of Education member Andrew Gase is projected to win re-election to another term on the board.
Along with Gase winning re-election, first-time candidate Meagan McBride is projected to win a seat on the board, according to preliminary results.
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Gase and McBride appear to have garnered the most votes in a three-way race that included write-in candidate Heidi Stephey, with only two of the board seats up for grabs.
McBride had the endorsement of Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz.
McBride has a background in both education and mental health. She is a former special education teacher and current college educator who owns and operates MK Counseling & Consulting, LLC, where she counsels children and families.
McBride obtained her Ph.D. in Counseling from the University of Toledo in 2018. At Heidelberg, she teachers in the Masters Counseling program. She is a certified trauma practitioner and provides therapy for children who have experienced trauma.
“As a mother, educator, and mental health professional, I have a strong desire to help make our school system a great place to educate and nurture children. I am excited about the opportunity to work with other TCS Board members to make an already wonderful school system even better,” McBride said.
Dr. McBride serves on the Tiffin City Schools Program Committee and is a member of the Board of Directors of PatchWorks House.
McBride, or “Dr. Meagan” as she is known in the community, resides in Tiffin with her husband, Dan and her two children, Madison and Marshall, who attend Tiffin City Schools.