Mike Hayduk of Chambersburg announced today that he will be running for Director of the Chambersburg Area School Board in Region 7 which covers Ward 2 Precinct 2 and Ward 5 Precinct 2. He has lived in Chambersburg for over 40 years; worked here and raised a family, and has seen all the changes our community has undergone.
Hayduk grew up in Western Pennsylvania to a working class family where he learned the value of hard work, the value of a dollar, and the value of education. He joined the Marine Corps after high school and served in Vietnam. He attended California State University of Pennsylvania earning a degree in Special Eduation and while raising a family and working full time for the Department of Defense he attended night school and earned two Masters Degrees. Hayduk was also a Citizen-Soldier, deploying to support combat operations in Desert Storm and in Afghanistan before retiring as a senior Army leader in 2012.
Hayduk retired from civilian service in 2006 as a senior leader responsible for cyber security across the Department of Defense. He was the Parent Teachers Organization President when his children attended Andrew Buchanan Elementary School and a past President of the Chambersburg Road Runners Club. He currently teaches yoga at the Chambersburg Memorial YMCA since 2015 on a part time basis.
“I am running for School Board Director to support administrators and teachers and to ensure that all students achieve their fullest potential and are prepared to be successful in whatever career path they choose,” he said. “Our schools are a key factor in preparing our children to become independent, responsible young adults who will contribute to our community and the world and be of service to others,” he stated. “I intend to ensure that the school district operates efficiently, is cost effective, and provides a safe environment for every student.” He pledged, “If elected, I plan on being a frequent visitor to every school in the district.”
Hayduk is seeking the support of all voters in Ward 2 Precinct 2 (vote at CASD Admin Bldg. 435 Stanley Avenue) and Ward 5 Precinct 2 (vote at Chambersburg Baptist Church 750 S. Coldbrook Avenue).