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Jeff Dickerson appointed to fill open 1st District county school board seat

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO
STAFF REPORT

Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 — New Haven resident Jeff Dickerson has been appointed to fill the seat left vacant when David Norman resigned from the Nelson County Board of Education in November.

Dickerson was appointed by Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt to fill Norman’s unexpired term, which runs through the end of 2018.

JEFF DICKERSON

The seat will be up for election in November, but Dickerson has not yet decided whether to seek election to the board seat.

Dickerson is a sales representative for Johnan America Inc. in Bardstown. He is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University (1995) and Bethlehem High School (1990). He and his wife Emily live in New Haven. Their son, Maxwell, is a Thomas Nelson High School junior who attended New Haven Elementary School.

Dickerson said he sees serving on the board as a good opportunity for service during “a critical time in our district’s history.”

“It’s an honor to step into this role to assist on the board,” Dickerson said. “I’m excited and a little scared at the same time.”

Dickerson also has served on the Nelson County Public Library Board of Trustees, although he has never before held elective office.

“My heart says to do it, so I must,” said Dickerson, a 2008 graduate of Leadership Nelson County. “My job will be to make wise choices with the data presented.”

Dickerson returns the school board to five members as it moves forward with the process of selecting and hiring the district’s next superintendent.

NEXT UP. The Nelson County Board of Education’s next regular meeting is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at the district’s Central Office on Wildcat Lane.

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