August 22, 2023

My comments on CMCSS counselors Engage Session on oppression, privilege

I feel compelled to speak about something as I have had five times more communication from the public on this challenging opportunity than anything else that has ever happened in the eleven months I’ve sat on this board. I have received without exaggeration 50 phone calls from elected officials, CMCSS employees, and parents extremely upset and uncomfortable with what came …

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August 3, 2023

I’ve been accepted to the Leadership Clarksville class of 2024!

Leadership Clarksville has announced its 36th class of 2024. The program is led by Judge Joel Wallce as the president, Betty Burchett as vice president, and O’Neal Wiggins as the secretary-treasurer with Yolanda M. WIlliams as the executive director. Click here to read the announcement on Clarksville Now. Thirty-six members will be in this class and it will run from …

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April 26, 2023

Charter School Vote

Board Meeting

Last night with the vote for charter schools here in Clarksville-Montgomery County. The American Classical Academy Clarksville-Montgomery charter school applicant was voted down 6-1 (I was the one vote for the charter school applicant). Before this actual vote, there was an interesting turn of events during the board discussion, the entire board voted 6-1 for the discussion to cease and …

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April 13, 2023

Point of Pride awards for wrestling

Lady Cats Wrestling

Tuesday the CMCSS School Board recognized several students during the April 11 meeting. My daughter is on the Clarksville High School team and I am a Rossview High School alumnus and member of the first wrestling team at Rossview so I am so proud of the accomplishments of both these teams! Students from Clarksville High School and Rossview High School …

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April 6, 2023

900 Tennis Ball Donation to Kirkwood Middle School

Kirkwood Tennis Balls

I visited Kirkwood Middle School two weeks ago and during the visit, the principal, Mrs. Laura Boss, mentioned casually that she needed 900 tennis balls. Why? Well, this is the only two-story middle school in our district and the students upstairs are on a different schedule than the students downstairs. Every time the students upstairs change classes or even get …

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April 5, 2023

Attending a Kirkwood High School staff planning and training meeting

Kirkwood High School training

I want to give a big thank you to Mrs. Jessica Peppard – the new principal of Kirkwood High School – for inviting Mrs. Carol Berry (School Board – District 1 – we share this school) and me to one of the first staff planning and training meetings for the upcoming high school. There was a representative from Jostens who …

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March 31, 2023

Visiting Clarksville High

Clarksville High School visit

This has been a tough week at Clarksville High School and we continue to lift up and pray for the Edwards family and the faculty and students at CHS as the memorial service happens this weekend. With that in my heart and mind, I asked Mr. Feldman if I could spend some time with him and walk the halls of …

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March 29, 2023

Rossview High Fine Arts Spring Showcase

Rossview Fine Arts

What a GREAT NIGHT last night at the Rossview High School Spring Fine Arts Showcase. Thank you to the school administration for the invite – Avery and I had a great time! The showcase started with pianists and an art show in the foyer, moved to the symphonic band and wind symphony in the gym, then to the theaters where …

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March 24, 2023

Carmel Elementary Visit

Carmel Elementary Visit

Today was the day! I got to visit Carmel Elementary School and now I have visited every school in my district. Thank you Principal Mrs. Melissa Johnson for giving me a tour and our Director of Schools, Dr. Luna-Vedder for letting me tag along with your visit today! It was so great getting to see and connect with all the …

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March 17, 2023

Kirkwood Middle Visit

Kirkwood Middle Visit

Thank you to Mrs. Laura Boss and the entire staff at Kirkwood Middle School for the incredible experience and warm welcome today! It was so great seeing all the teachers, faculty, and students that I already know and getting to meet so many new faces. This is such a great school and I am looking so forward to being involved …

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