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Adcock seeks re-election to Board of Education

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ron Adcock
Ronald H. Adcock has announced his candidacy for re-election to a Second District seat on Bedford County Board of Education in the Aug. 5 general election.

Adcock is the former director of Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville. A Bedford County native, he is a graduate of Community High School and Middle Tennessee State University, earning a bachelor's degree in industrial management and a master's in vocational / technical education.

He was employed as a design supervisor at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., for nine years. He returned to the family farm in 1972 and began working as a drafting instructor at TTCS (then known as the State-Area Vocational-Technical School). He served as the school's assistant director for 16 years and director for eight before retiring in 2000. He also taught industrial education courses for MTSU during this period.

During Adcock's tenure at TTCS, two full-time and numerous part-time programs were added and the facilities were expanded and renovated.

Adcock is a former member of the Property Appraisal Equalization Board, a former member of the Rotary Club of Shelbyville board of directors; and the TTCS General Advisory Council. He has been a board member for the Shelbyville & Bedford County Chamber of Commerce; participated in the local A+ Schools initiative; and participated in the Three Star Community award initiative.

He chaired the Highland Rim Tech Prep consortium for two years, was a member of the Job Training Partnership Act Private Industry Council for three years and has served on numerous accreditation and evaluation teams for technical schools and colleges across the southeast.

He served three years as president of Community School Alumni Association.

Adcock received the Chamber of Commerce's Outstanding Leadership Award in 2000.

He is a member of Hickory Hill United Methodist Church and has held numerous church offices including treasurer, trustee and Sunday School teacher. He has been married to Juanita Beasley Adcock for 47 years; they have three children and six grandchildren.

"My experience has given me the opportunity to work with local citizens, local community leaders and local and state government officials," said Adcock. "I will continue to use my experience and will work hard to make a positive contribution to the continued improvement of the Bedford County school system."

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