Canton mother plans to take on Chapman for District 6 school board seat
by From staff reports
February 01, 2014 10:30 PM | 4707 views | 13 13 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Canton mother of three joined the Cherokee County School Board race Friday, hoping to take the District 6 seat now held by one-term School Board member Robert Wofford.

Susie Tlacil, 42, announced she would run for Wofford’s seat Friday, and hoped to beat out District 6 hopeful Mike Chapman, who announced his candidacy Jan. 23.

Wofford said last week he would not run for re-election, and instead threw his support behind Chapman.

Tlacil said she has been active in the community as a volunteer sports coach, band booster, substitute teacher, Girl Scout Brownie leader and member of the Great Sky neighborhood community association.

“My husband and I have based our family in Cherokee County and as the next school board member from District 6, I will continue to participate in programs that engage and inspire our children,” Tlacil said in a news release Friday.

Tlacil said she’s lived in Canton for 10 years, and if elected, would advocate for more technical education opportunities for students.

“A one-size-fits-all system does not work for every child,” Tlacil said. “Public education should focus on preparing students for success in the 21st century.”

Tlacil said she and her husband, Mike, an aerospace engineer with Lockheed Martin for more than 15 years, live in the Great Sky neighborhood in Canton.

They have three children, Allie, Amanda and Aaron. Tlacil said Aaron graduated from Cherokee High School in 2011 and is serving in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear engineer.

Her daughters attend Cherokee High School and Georgia Cyber Academy.

Tlacil said technical opportunities may help to improve the district graduation rate.

“From my research, technical education opportunities in many cases engage those students who would otherwise drop out. We cannot lose a student just because they have different life goals than traditional, college-bound students,” Tlacil said.

Tlacil said she credited her kindergarten through 12th-grade experience for her own success, because of her school’s “emphasis on gaining skills for the available jobs which were identified through cooperative partnerships with local businesses.”

For more information, visit www.VoteSusieT.com.

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Pick a Party
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February 04, 2014
She is running as a Republican but has Libertarian listed on her FB page? And she's also commented on a Republican Party page stating that she may be a Democrat?

Benjamin Dover
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February 03, 2014
Vote Mike Chapman! He wants to keep things just the way they are.

-1 of 5 kids not graduating HS on time!

-Automatic raises for all teachers regardless of the economy or schoolroom performance!

-Huge salary for the superintendent, because he deserves it for keeping our kids off buses when the roads ice over! Oh wait...

-Whatever the superintendent wants Chapman to do, Chapman does it without question!

-Raise taxes and make more TSPLOSTs for more building projects even though we're over $300 million in debt already!

We need more robots on the board. Vote Mike Chapman! This Susie woman would probably have the audacity to question the superintendent's drunken spending binge and horrible winter-weather protocols and that we cannot have!
Danny Dukes
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February 03, 2014
I think we have an identity crisis here.
ReasonableCitizen
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February 03, 2014
I find your name to offensive and unchristian. Why would I read anything belonging to someone who is so crass?
Juan Cartier
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February 04, 2014
Yet you did read it, ReasonableCitizen
Concerned Parent
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February 02, 2014
Folks, do you want another Kelly Marlow on our board? Isn't one enough? Please look up the Facebook page "Cherokee County Republican Party". Search for "Susan Tlacil" in the search box. On July 7, 2013 at 730pm, Ms Tlacil called our superintendent a "tyrant" and concerning the State Board of Education, she stated "I similarly believe the State BOE has acted in such ways to warrant using that term towards that group as a whole." In the same post she called the State BOE "un-American or maybe socialist". Don't be fooled, she screams tea-party and charter school. Why does she want on our public school board? To attempt to wreak havoc and waste precious time and taxpayer dollars. Just like you know who.
CantonMom
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February 02, 2014
This is the same lady that threw a fit because kids aren't allowed to pinch on St. Patrick's Day at school and students not being able to use lead pencils. What a joke! She should never be allowed near the school board.
Not Another One
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February 02, 2014
For more information? There is no information on her website other than a campaign sign and how to give money. Not helpful. Although google was helpful on some of her past opinions posted on news websites about the school district. The last thing we need is another "destroy from the inside" agent on the board.
No to Susie
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February 02, 2014
On August 9, 2012, Susie posted her true feelings about CCSD: "my kids attend because I cant [sic] afford private." Why would this person want to be on the board of a school system she hates? Please find a hobby that doesn't affect the quality of education that my children receive. Thanks.

No More Marlows
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February 02, 2014
A Kelly Marlow sycophant? NO THANK YOU!
Cherokee Parent
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February 02, 2014
If you want another Kelly Marlow, vote for Susie! In other words, NO THANKS! This woman has never missed an opportunity to bash CCSD and its teachers. There are plenty of screenshots out there to back this up. VOTE FOR MIKE CHAPMAN!
Michael R. Kent
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February 02, 2014
This woman also believes we should eliminate the free and reduced lunch program for disadvantaged children.

Sorry, but I don't think someone who sees the super as a "tyrant" is going to work well with the current board. Sell crazy somewhere else.
Nathaniel Kline
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February 04, 2014
Seems we have an identity crisis here
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