Terry Doyle, Gobles Public Schools Board of Education President, is one of those faces in the crowd. He’s chosen to support the district and its students by serving on the Board of Education since 2004. He has been President since 2015.
The Gobles Public Schools Board of Education is made up of seven community members and is charged with making decisions that are in the best interest of the district and its students.
“I wanted to be involved in the process,” Doyle said. “As a stakeholder in the community and the school, I wanted to have a vote toward the issues and topics that matter.”
Doyle wanted to be involved in the community that he and his family have called home since 1995. He and his wife, Deb, moved to Gobles from Chicago and have savored small-town living at its best here.
“What I enjoy most is being part of a group of people who care for their community as much as I do. That is fulfilling,” he said.
In addition to serving on the Board of Education, Doyle is a proud Gobles parent and former coach. He has coached baseball, football, softball, basketball, and soccer. The Doyles have six children: Rachel, Madeleine, Quinn, Collin, Ellen and Joe. They also have one granddaughter, Vivian.
He is extremely proud of the education provided to the students who attend Gobles Public Schools.
“From graduating classes of 60-90 students we have produced engineers, doctors, teachers, musicians, lawyers, Air Force and Naval Academy graduates, pastors, and soldiers,” Doyle said. “We produce solid citizens that we can be proud of.”
Doyle’s willingness to serve stems from his passion for the people of his community.
“I have come to know a variety of people through various volunteering, coaching, and church activities,” he said. “It is the people that I consider friends, neighbors, and teammates who keep me inspired and passionate about this community and our school district.”
Doyle is one of the district’s many ambassadors. He loves how the district is growing with an eye on excellence, he said. “I am excited about the leadership role our small rural district has taken in technology, safety and STEM. Our administration is aggressively moving our district in a direction with our curriculum that is preparing students for the job markets of the future; not just teaching basic skills, but being focused on producing successful and productive citizens of the future,” Doyle said.
That is the mindset that makes Gobles Public Schools different, and why Doyle serves on the Board of Education. He sees the potential in each Gobles students, and believes the district is doing everything possible to help students achieve excellence.
“What I love about Gobles is that if you have the want and the willingness, you can get it done here,” he said.