The decision to wade into the waters of local politics was just a natural progression for a man who said he is on a mission to help Bartow’s children.
He defeated incumbent Wanda Cagle Gray Nov. 6 to become the Post 4 board member and in January is set to join the board in hopes of helping the school system move forward.
“It’s an awesome time to be involved,” Kittle said. “I think I can help.”
Kittle said he is content to work in tandem with other school board members to continue to build upon the mission of the board, which is to offer the children in the school system the best opportunities to succeed.
“My type of personality is such that I don’t care who gets the credit as long as we get the job done,” Kittle said.
The Euharlee resident and father of six said although a cloud of drama has plagued the school system in recent months, the good accomplished by the board outweighs the bad.
“The school system has a lot of great stories to tell that really should be front and center,” Kittle said.
Specifically Kittle mentioned the Bartow County College and Career Academy that is set to open at the old Cass High School next year.
Kittle said he hopes to bring his ideas to the table and help find ways to lower the dropout rate and build more interest in math and science.
Kittle, who works as a sales representative for Wesco, a Fortune 500 company, formerly served as chairman of the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce and said his experience in leadership will serve him well in helping him work with other members of the school board in a spirit of harmony.
Bartow County School Superintendent Dr. John Harper said Kittle is a welcome addition to the board.
“I am certain the current Board will welcome him and look forward to his input as a new member,” Harper said.