Feezor runs for board of education

Jul. 06, 2014 @ 10:07 AM

Brian Feezor is familiar with the procedures involved in declaring one’s candidacy for election to the Davidson County Board of Education. His experience has Feezor hoping the second time’s the charm for his hopes to join the board.

In 2012, he ran unsuccessfully for a seat, and decided to run once again for one of two open seats in this year’s election, as chairwoman Carol Crouse and vice chairwoman Jeannie Leonard bring their terms to a close.

“I am uniquely suited to be a member of the school board because I have had experience being a teacher in the Davidson County School system,” he said. “I have not lost the enjoyment that I receive from working with the youth of our county.”

Feezor, 40, of Thomas Road, is currently working as an educator at the Midway United Methodist Church Preschool, where he has taught for five years. He also volunteers as a counselor for the youth group at Midway United Methodist Church.

Feezor graduated from North Davidson High School in 1992. He also attended Northwest Elementary School and North Davidson Junior High School. As a former high school agriculture teacher, as well as head wrestling coach at East Davidson High School, Feezor believes his experience gives him an advantage.

“I am excited to bring my passion as an educator to the Board of Education,” Feezor said. “I believe that our county has a strong history of producing quality students and leaders and that we can grow that tradition of excellence as we progress into the 21st century.”

Among the priorities for Feezor, working toward constructing the new high school in northern Davidson County is at the top of the list. He and his wife Amy are raising a rising eighth-grader at Oak Grove Middle School, a rising fifth-grader and a rising second-grader at Midway Elementary School.

He is joined on the ballot by Neal Motsinger, who also filed with the Davidson County Board of Elections for a four-year term. Filing ends July 25.

Staff Writer Daniel Kennedy can be reached at 847-9911, or at kennedy@tvilletimes.com.