MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Collier Smith announced Tuesday that she is seeking to retain her seat on the Murfreesboro City Schools Board of Education in the April elections.
City elections will be held Tuesday, April 15, with early voting beginning in late March.
Smith, whose three children attend Murfreesboro schools, was appointed to the board in September 2011.
“Since joining the City Schools board, I have worked diligently to serve the children of Murfreesboro, as well as their teachers parents and taxpayers,” Smith said in a press release. “As an active parent of children in the school system and in the community, I offer an informed voice and add value to the diverse backgrounds represented on the board.”
Since her appointment, Smith said she has spent time visiting schools developing good working relationships with area educators and hopes she has the chance to continue doing so in the coming years.
“I believe I have grown during my short time on the board,” Smith said, “and treasure the opportunity to continue learning and helping the system move forward.”
Murfreesboro City Schools is known for its excellent education at the state and national levels, and Smith said she is committed to continuing that tradition.
“I hope to be a part of our progress in preparing all children for success in the global community,” Smith said, “while offering a rewarding experience for our most valuable public servants, our teachers.”
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