Bedford County Board of Education member Andrea Anderson was recently honored by her peers at the state level by being selected as one of five outstanding school board members. She’s a very busy board member, representing District 6, as well, a wife, parent and local veterinarian-all wrapped into one. ...
Bedford County Board of Education member Andrea Anderson was recently honored by her peers at the state level by being selected as one of five outstanding school board members.
She’s a very busy board member, representing District 6, as well, a wife, parent and local veterinarian-all wrapped into one. After a qualified nomination and selection by a panel of judges, Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) honored her 10 years of service and selected her to serve on the “All Tennessee School Board.”
Significant achievements, particularly in the way of board leadership and accomplishments, qualify school board members for this school board honor. Criteria for the “All Tennessee School Board” membership was for representatives to have achieved Level IV in the TSBA boardsmanship award program and to have provided quality of service with an emphasis on the previous 12 months of the year.
“I am deeply humbled and honored to have been nominated and received this award,” said Anderson.
To earn the Level IV TSBA status, Anderson was required to accumulate a certain number of points in various school board activities, including attending TSBA conferences, policy workshops, summer law institutes, state conventions and “Day on the Hill” in Nashville.
Having run recently unopposed for re-election to her seat to District 6, Anderson said that she would have to say the biggest accomplishment since she’s the outset of her tenure is the construction of the new Cascade High School. One of the things still on her “to do” list, she said, is seeing the board come together and finish the Community High School wing, which is still currently under discussion by BCBE.
“I have enjoyed serving on the Bedford County Board of Education for the past 10 years and look forward to serving my constituents in District 6 for another 4 years,” said Anderson.
She was praised for her dedication to the school board by Bedford County Schools superintendent Don Embry.
“Dr. Anderson is a truly sincere individual who is driven by her desire to help every single person, not only in her role as a school board member, but throughout the community.”
Anderson’s peers also named to the All Tennessee School Board were: Larry Tomlinson of Wilson County; Glenn McNish of Lenoir City and Kevin Long of Johnson County. Receiving the judges’ highest ranking this year was Marty Burlison of Tipton County, who was announced as the 2020 Tennessee School Board Member of the Year/C. Hal Henard Distinguished Service Award winner; he was praised by fellow board members for being a “warm, humble man, whose sole purpose is to ensure the very best education for our students.”
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