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District 12 Interim School Board Candidates


How will the District 12 school board seat be filled?

According to state law, the process works like this:

  1. District 12 County Commissioners Dana Ausbrooks and Steve Smith will nominate an interim District 12 School Board rep who will then be required to run in the August 2018 election to keep the seat.

  2. At the October 10 November 14 meeting, County Commissioners will consider their nomination.

  3. Any one of the 24 county commissioners ALSO has the authority to nominate a candidate at that time.

Who are the candidates?  (listed in order of expression of interest date)

Below is some very basic information on each the candidates. We compiled this info from the candidate profiles and public web sites, AKA the 10-minute Google method.


Current school engagement: School volunteer in Metro Nashville, FSSD and WCS since 1990, longtime FSSD and WCS PTO officer, Centennial High School PTSO President 2014-15; mother of one son who is a college sophomore, attended FSSD schools, and graduated from Centennial High School; has attended and live tweeted nearly every WCSB meeting since 2014

Professional: Senior Knowledge Manager to the Office of the Chairman of the Board and Partner Matters at Deloitte, degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Belmont University

History: Franklin native who graduated from Franklin High and has lived in District 12 for 19 years; her father was a teacher at Franklin High for 33 years, and her mother was an active parent volunteer

Politics: Has never run for office

Plans: Plans to run in 2018 to continue serving the board if appointed


Current school engagement: N/A

Professional: Retired as Assistant Principal of Grassland Elementary in May 2013, has “over thirty years of experience as an educator, serving as a classroom teacher, a special education teacher, a coordinator of gifted education for WCS, a Belmont University associate professor, and a Williamson County assistant principal”

History: Worked in WCS for about 20 years

Politics: Has never run for office

Endorsements: N/A

Plans: Unknown


Current school engagement: Mother of two children who attended public school; her daughter is a senior in college and her son, who has special needs, graduated from Page High School in May

Professional: Membership Chairman and Board of Managers of Tennessee PTA, former President of Wisconsin PTA and Council President of California State PTA

History: Moved to Franklin from Wisconsin in May 2015, degree in Economics and Physiology from UC San Diego

Politics: Unknown

Endorsements: N/A

Plans: Unknown


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