Director of schools candidate thanks community

Dear Editor,

Applying for the director of schools in Monroe County was a long and winding road. The affirmation I have received from such a large volume of people is truly humbling. I have no regrets on applying and finishing one vote shy of being your director of schools.

Mostly, I would like to thank all the people that voiced their support for my efforts to be director of schools. My supporters understood that my only motivation to seek this position was to help the students, educators, and stakeholders of Monroe County Schools. I sincerely say thank you.

I would like to congratulate Dr. Deanna McClendon and wish her well as she takes the helm of our school system. I encourage everyone to get behind our new director of schools in the best interest of our students and communities.

Thanks to all.

Sincerely,

Dr. Phillip Swanson

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