David Striebinger has announced he will seek re-election to the Beaufort County School Board.
Striebinger represents District 2, which covers part of the city of Beaufort, Lady’s Island, Dataw Island, part of Saint Helena Island, Harbor Island, and Fripp Island. He was elected to the board in February 2016, when he won a special election to replace Bill Evans.
“I originally ran for this seat because I believed I could help the board refocus on the primary board functions – financial oversight, management of the superintendent, and setting policy for the district,” Striebinger said in a release. “If the board does its job well, the entire organization aligns, and the teachers and students of the district get the support they need both efficiently and effectively. The board needs to keep its focus on specific, measurable, and time-bound goals and avoid getting distracted from its primary responsibilities. Although we have made some minor progress toward this goal we have a tremendous opportunity in front of us to dramatically improve. Some obstacles to our progress will not be present in our immediate future.”
Striebinger is retired from BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina where he held a variety of management positions in information technology, project management, and contract management and specialized in turnaround situations and startup initiatives. He is the former treasurer of ABLE, the Disabilities Foundation of Beaufort County, and serves on the boards of the Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association and Love Farm Therapeutic Riding. He has an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Morgan State University and a Master of Criminal Justice from the University at Albany. Striebinger lives on Saint Helena Island with his wife, Jill, his son, Eric, and two rescue dogs.