|Board Member, Westerville City School District, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Bachelor's||Ohio State University|
|Master's||Ohio State University|
|Ph.D.||Ohio State University|
|Profession||Senior assistant vice president|
Nestor-Baker is a longtime resident of Westerville, having graduated from Westerville Schools. She has her Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate in the field of education from Ohio State University. She is currently the senior assistant vice president of community engagement for the United Way of Central Ohio. She is the divorced mother of three grown children whom are all currently living in Westerville.
Eight candidates declared their intentions to run for three at-large seats on the Westerville City School Board. Three of the candidates — Jim Burgess, Luke Davis and John Sodt — announced that they would run for the Westerville Board of Education as a unit, saying electing them as a team would prove effective for change in the district.
|Westerville City School District, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Tracy A. Davidson||17.2%||4,900|
|Nonpartisan||Rick A. Vilardo||15.1%||4,316|
|Nonpartisan||Kevin Hoffman Incumbent||9.3%||2,659|
|Source: Franklin County Board of Elections, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Franklin County, Ohio," accessed December 13, 2013|
Nestor-Baker was endorsed by the Franklin County Democratic Party.
Nestor-Baker stated the following on her website as her goals for WCSD:
Continued financial stability
Ensuring that all students continue to grow by implementing a sound ‘college and career ready program’ and increasing the graduation rate
Keeping a high standard
Adapting resources to meet changing needs
Balancing what the community wants and how to achieve it --everyone owns the schools; they need to be proud of them
Strengthening the relationships between the schools and the community
Hiring the best and brightest teachers and create pathways so they are able to innovate and to help all students achieve
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
Eight candidates vied for three at-large seats on the Westerville City School Board on November 5, 2013. Only one incumbent filed for re-election.
About the district
- See also: Westerville City School District, Ohio
In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Westerville overperformed in these areas by a fairly wide margin. The graduation rate was 96.5% compared to 87.8% statewide. The average household income was $83,234 compared to $48,071 in the entire state. The poverty rate with 6.3%, while the poverty rate for Ohio was 14.8%.
|Racial Demographics, 2010|
|Race||Westerville City (%)||Ohio (%)|
|Hispanic or Latino||1.9||3.3|
|Two or More Races||2.1||2.0|
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
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- Westerville News & Public Opinion, "Nestor-Baker hopes to bring experience, vision to board," published September 1, 2013
- Jennifer Nesbitt, This Week Community News, "Three announce joint run for Westerville school board," published August 8, 2013
- Franklin County Democratic Party, "2013 Franklin County Democratic Party Endorsements," accessed October 21, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Elections & Voting: Campaign Finance," accessed December 23, 2013
- Return Nancy Nestor-Baker to School Board, "Home," accessed October 28, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Westerville City," accessed October 21, 2013
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- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014