Motsinger files for school board

Business owner has education background
Jun. 11, 2014 @ 03:59 PM

Neal Motsinger announced his candidacy for election to the Davidson County Board of Education on Monday.
“I look forward to serving the students, parents and citizens of Davidson County,” he said in a press release.
Motsinger, 55, and his wife Gail -– who is currently employed at Midway Elementary School -– are from Midway and have three children. His family has a history of involvement in education in Davidson County. Several grandparents and aunts were teachers in the area, including his great-grandparents, who were teachers at the original Oak Grove School.
His grandfather, Clyde Nifong, served on the committee to consolidate area Midway schools into a single Midway School. Motsinger is the owner of Motsinger Precast Products at 199 Disher Rd. in Midway.
“I wish to continue this involvement by serving on the board of education,” Motsinger said. “I believe my background as a business owner will be an asset in tackling the challenges facing the Board of Education. The experience of operating a business, I believe, has taught me real life lessons that will help in overcoming the challenges facing the future board of education.
“From the construction of the new high school to working with current budgeting questions and concerns, as well as maintaining and improving the excellent educational opportunities offered in Davidson County schools, are all challenges that are and will face the board of education.”
Motsinger served the Midway Elementary School advisory board for nine years.

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