The newest trustee of the West Hempstead Board of Education, Byars Cole, was sworn in at the Board’s Sept. 19 meeting. Cole’s term expires May 15, 2018.
A resident of West Hempstead since 2003, Cole is eager to volunteer his time to the community and serve as a Board trustee, having become very involved in the district. He and his wife have three children, two of whom are in the sixth and eighth grade at West Hempstead Middle School, and one of whom attended the district from grades K-8 and is now a sophomore enrolled in the musical theater program at Holy Trinity Diocesan High School.
“I believe in public education and public service, and I would like to continue to invest in, advance and improve the district for our children and community,” Cole said. “I hope to be another strong voice and representative of the community that encourages and supports the administration in setting and achieving the highest standards of education to benefit our children.”
Cole also looks forward to assisting the Board in overseeing the execution of the district’s bond referendum projects, as he was instrumental in the passage of the March 2016 vote.
As a global account director for Level 3 Communications, a global networking company, Cole is responsible for various accounts where oversees new sales and revenue, senior-level management, strategic account planning and execution, and leads multifunctional teams in day-to-day activities.
The Board of Education welcomes Cole and looks forward to collaborating with him for the betterment of the students and community of West Hempstead.