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Meet the 2018 Coppell ISD School Board Candidates

April 6, 2018

Candidate Information:

There are seven candidates running for three school board positions in Coppell ISD this spring.  We posed several questions to each of  the  candidates running this year.    The questions were:

  1.  Tell us a little about yourself and why you’ve decided to run for a school board position.
  2. What unique qualities would you bring to the school board?
  3. How have you been involved with Coppell ISD prior to running for school board?
  4. What do you see as the biggest challenges for the district in the next five years?
  5. How important is serving the needs of gifted kids?
  6. How does Coppell ISD currently serve gifted kids and how does that compare to other districts?

Balki Chamkura and Manish Sethi are running for Place 2 (note that this is a special election to finish the final year in the three year term).  Nichole Bentley,  Dan Koller and Lynne Ryan are running for Place 6.      Tracy Fisher and Ron Hansen are running for Place 7.  So you can read the complete response from each candidate, we have placed their responses into their own page, and the links are below:

Balki Chamkura’s Responses (Place 2)

Manish Sethi’s Responses (Place 2)

Nichole Bentley’s Responses (Place 6)

Dan Koller’s Responses (Place 6)

Lynne Ryan’s Responses (Place 6)

Tracy Fisher’s Responses (Place 7)

Ron Hansen’s Responses (Place 7)


Please note that Coppell Gifted Association does not support or endorse any candidate and offers these responses as a service to its members to help you make an informed decision on Election Day.  Regardless of who you support, please get out there and have your voice heard on May 5th.

Any grammatical or spelling errors within the candidates responses are their own – we’ve simply compiled their answers as submitted.

Voting Information:

Early Voting – April 23rd – May 1st

Election Day – May 5th (Sat)

Early voting locations will be at Coppell Town Center,  Valley Ranch Public Library,  as well as other locations in Dallas County.  To see the complete list of early voting sites,  please click here.  On Election Day, you must vote in your precinct.  To find your precinct, visit the Dallas County Elections website.

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