Active Public School Parent
Advocate for Excellence
Schools Physically Located in 5th District
A.L. Lotts Elementary
Blue Grass Elementary
West Valley Middle
As a Knoxville native, I am proud to be a product of the Knox County School system which prepared me for my bachelors at UTK, a Masters of Education at Vanderbilt’s Institute for Public Policy Studies, and a law degree from UTK. I am also proud that my wife, Judith, and I have been able to share the experiences of our three children who have benefited from outstanding Knox County teachers and administrators, with one daughter now graduated from UTK, another attending UTK, and our youngest a Freshman in high school.
My wife and I have invested many hours volunteering time in our children's schools working with teachers, coaches, administrators and other concerned parents. And over the years, I have never failed to be impressed by the professionalism, commitment and passion exhibited by the teachers, administrators, coaches and parents in our schools. It is no surprise that the schools in the 5th district are some of the best in the State of Tennessee.
After having invested so much in our children’s schools, as I have watched the Knox County School Board grapple with difficult and often contentious issues recently, I felt compelled to enter the race for the 5th District representative on the Knox County School Board.
I truly believe that one of the greatest responsibilities of our community is to provide the best public schools possible for our children. Our children are facing an increasingly global, competitive and technology-driven job market. Providing a superior education gives our children the best opportunity to reach their potential. As one of the largest and most complex organizations in Knox County, it is critical that our school board members possess broad experience and proven problem-solving skills to lead the system in the best direction.
The 5th District needs a representative who will listen to all of its constituents – parents, students, teachers and administrators -- and be willing to work to find the best solutions while serving the Board’s mission to advocate excellence for all children in Knox County.
I believe my professional background as an attorney offers a unique background and perspective and the problem-solving skills needed on the Board at this very important time.
I am asking for your help in my campaign. If you are interested in joining the team, you can click here for more information. Your support can make the difference.