She is replacing Dan Hare, who resigned May 17. Mrs. Gundrum earned her Juris Doctor from The Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Science from the University of Cincinnati. “I believe that I can bring a strong work ethic with me,” she said. “I tend to be very analytical and can look at all sides of an issue with an open mind. I also bring a strong desire to serve the public and help guide young people to success in life.” She believes the three things that make Fairfield City Schools excellent are the staff dedication to students, the diverse student body and the resources available to assist all students succeed, and post-secondary options available to students. Ms. Gundrum’s top priority is ensuring student safety. “Safety is a concern that I hear repeated over and over again from parents. It is a concern I have for my own toddler once she reaches school age,” she said. Improving the public’s perception of the district, and its grades on the State Report Card are other issues of importance to her. She will serve until January 1, 2020. If she wants to continue beyond that, she is required to run in the November 5, 2019 general election to complete the remainder of Mr. Hare’s term - January 1, 2020 until December 31, 2021.