Wow--what a privilege to get to be a part of the political process. I had a strong desire to be sworn in before the Board of Education retreat Friday, September 19th. Because of that, I was sworn in by the Honorable Judge Kristi Davis yesterday (Thursday, September 18th) at 5:00 p.m. My family and a few close friends were in attendance. Our two sons and their families were unable to attend because of work requirements. I want to extend a very special thank you to the citizens of the Seventh District who voted for me. Thank you to the countless Knox County School employees across the district who also supported me. Finally, thank you to my family who supported me, helped tirelessly with the campaign, and continue to encourage me as I embark on this new adventure!
District 7 schools are some of the best schools in Knox County. The staffs, parents, and students work really hard and have really high standards. Recently, Us Cellular had a nationwide contest called "Calling All Communities." I believe it is phenomenal that two schools out of twenty winners across the US are from right here in District 7. Both Brickey-McCloud and Powell Elementary received the $25,000 award. I am proud to have taught at Powell Elementary and to currently teach at Brickey-McCloud. One of the things that makes District 7 so great is that it is a district that strongly supports our schools. I look forward to being a bigger part of that as your next school board representative.
Coming up this week:
This week I will be attending the school board meeting on Wednesday night.
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