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Parker seeks third term on school board

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Dixie Parker
Dixie Parker has announced that she will run for re-election to the Bedford County School Board in District 1.

Parker is a Bedford County native and a life-long resident of Bell Buckle. She is a 1963 graduate of Bell Buckle High School, completed LPN training through the Bedford County school system in 1967 and later attended Middle Tennessee State University.

She is married to George Thomas Parker and is the mother of two sons, Kenny and David Parker, both educators in the Bedford County school system. She has five grandchildren.

Now retired, she was employed in the Bedford County Clerk's office for 20 years. She is a 1996 graduate of Leadership Bedford and later served on the program's board of directors. She has also served on the Bedford County Senior Citizens board, and served as the chair of Bedford County Bicentennial Organizing Committee. She currently serves as Regent of the Shelby Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and has served DAR at the state level for the past 10 years. She is a member of the Bell Buckle First Baptist Church.

"It has been an honor and a privilege to have served you, my neighbors and friends, for the past eight years as your school board representatives," said Parker, "and I humbly ask for your support once more.

"I pledge to you that I will continue to keep the best interests of all our children in Bedford County Schools as my main focus. Putting children first and striving to ensure that our students have access to the highest quality education -- equal to any in this state -- will remain my priorities.

"I have enjoyed serving our community and all the teachers and students of our system. I appreciate the support you have given me in the past and hope that you will allow me to represent you once again as your school board representative from District 1."

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