Bill Nichols, who recently retired as superintendent of the Corry Area School District, is running as a write-in candidate for a seat on the CASD board of education.
Residents may cast their votes on Tuesday, May 21, during a primary election.
"At this point, only four candidates are running for the five available seats on the Corry school board," Nichols said. "I am running as a write-in candidate for both the Democratic and Republican ballots and ask for your consideration."
Nichols holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a master's degree from Edinboro University. He earned a graduate certification from St. Bonaventure University.
In addition, Nichols served with the U.S. Marine Corps for seven years.
He was hired as a teacher for CASD on Jan. 20, 1971, primarily teaching history, psychology and sociology.
After four years of teaching, Nichols was promoted to assistant principal for the 1974-75 school year. He began serving as high school principal in 1977.
In 1985, Nichols was again promoted and took over the assistant superintendent position. He was hired into the leadership job of superintendent in 1995, where he remained until 2004. That year, Nichols took a job at the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit 5 in Edinboro. Nichols returned to the district in 2012 as the superintendent.
Nichols has also served on numerous community boards, including Corry Community Foundation, Corry Memorial Hospital, Corry Industrial Roundtable and the Corry Higher Education Council. Nichols is also the past chairman of the local American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
"My vision as a Corry school board member will be ongoing support of the best programs for our students and their future," Nichols said. "In addition, fiscal responsibly is vital to our communities, while ensuring that the appropriate programs, as well as administration, faculty, staff and buildings are maintained to meet the district's needs."