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Chad Fielding to Serve on Davis School Board

By Alisha Thompson
Jennifer Davis will serve the remainder of her term on the Davis School Board and Chad Fielding will fill that seat as the newest school board member in April.
Davis filled a vacancy on the school board when Blue Hefley resigned in November 2021. She withdrew from the school board race after this year’s filing.
“I’m excited about the opportunity,” Fielding said. “I’ve been trying to be a part of the school board for the last couple of elections. I want to be able to give back to the school system that I’ve had two children in. One that’s graduated and gone on to be a marine and another one that will go on to graduate.”
Both of Fielding’s sons, Ethan and Wyatt, have attended Davis Public Schools from Pre-K through high school. Ethan is now a Marine. Wyatt will graduate soon. Fielding couldn’t be prouder of his sons and their accomplishments in Davis Public Schools.
Fielding said that different perspectives are a good thing. “I believe I have a unique perspective having not graduated from Davis. I think sometimes different perspectives are good and so I believe my experience in working in the arena I have in the youth encampment.
Seeing some of the struggles that today’s youth are going through and dealing with will help me in making decisions regarding the school and policies,” Fielding explained. “How Davis can be better and continue to grow.”
Tradition is big in Davis and Fielding knows that. He is excited about things that can give students additional opportunities outside of school and later in life. “Esports is one of those things,” he said. “Esports is an expanding arena that is growing very fast. There are a lot of opportunities out there at the college level for kids that get involved in Esports.”
Another thing that excites Fielding is the WOLF Media Howl program. “Those are the types of things that I’d love to see Davis look at, grow and expand,” Fielding said.
Fielding’s wife of 18.5 years, Jennifer, is in Special Education. She’s a speech language pathologist. “I know some of the things that are going on in the Special Education field that are challenges for all schools,” he explained. “To have her to lean on in that regard will be very helpful. There are a lot of challenges in schools today with special education funding.”
Fielding said that his business experience can be a plus, too. He will celebrate his 28th year of working with Falls Creek in April. He is a full time, all year employee. “My experience with utility systems and such and construction, my life experience, will have uniquely equipped me and will help me be an asset. All I want is to be able to serve and give back.”
Giving back is the only thing on Fielding’s mind going into this position on the school board. He said he wants to give back to the community he’s been a part of for the last 25 years. “I’m happy and thankful to be a part of this community. I want to give back in some kind of way,” he said. “I haven’t had the opportunity until now but I will make the best of it.”

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