Coleman seeking school board seat

Lori Coleman proudly announces this week that she is seeking election to the Humboldt City School Board for Ward 3.

Coleman attended Humboldt City Schools at the elementary level and is a 1997 Humboldt High School graduate. She feels the education she received in the Humboldt City School System gave her the background needed to complete nursing school and become a licensed nurse.

“I think it is important to have a current parent on the school board to have a relevant voice,” Coleman said.

Coleman has two daughters who are currently enrolled in the Humboldt City School System. Katherine is a senior and Rachel, a sophomore at Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School. Her daughters followed their mother’s footsteps and have been members of the Humboldt Pride Band since their junior high school years.

Coleman herself is following in her own mother’s footsteps. “I know the job of school board member will be challenging, just as it was when my mother, Debbie Coleman, was a school board member,” Coleman noted. “But I am up for the challenge. I look forward to working with our school system and community in preparing our children for the future.”

Over the years, Coleman has been a very active alumnus and band parent, and regularly attends the Humboldt School Board meetings.

“We have a superb school system here in Humboldt,” Coleman said of her Alma Mater. “Our personnel are some of the finest in West Tennessee. They should be commended for their hard work and dedication in making sure our children are getting the quality education they deserve.”

Coleman said the teachers, administrators, faculty and all school employees deserve the full support of every school board member. These people work hard, day-in and day-out, to mold Humboldt students into future leaders, she said.

In her professional life, Coleman’s jobs have all had one thing in common—serving others. She worked for West Tennessee Healthcare, the State of Tennessee as a caseworker and most recently as a nurse. Now she wants to continue serving as a school board member, serving the citizens who live in Ward 3 and all of Humboldt, serving the schools’ staffs, but most of all serving the needs of Humboldt students. Coleman said she also looks forward to working with superintendent of schools, Dr. Versie Hamlett and the Board of Education Central Office staff if elected.

“I ask for your vote on November 7, 2017,” Coleman said in closing. “I encourage the voters of my ward, along with the rest of our community, to join me in maintaining our school system as one of the finest in West Tennesee.”

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