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Candidate announces bid for BOE District 5 seat
Lindsey Adams
Lindsey Adams, a Forsyth County resident and former educator, recently took over the District 5 seat on the Forsyth County Board of Education.

A Forsyth County woman has announced her intention to run for the District 5 seat on the Forsyth County Board of Education in the 2020 election.

On Thursday, Lindsey Adams, a self-described “lifelong conservative,” stated in a press release that she would be running for the seat that has been held by Nancy Roche since 2001.

Adams, a former educator, mother to four Forsyth County students and volunteer with multiple Forsyth County organizations, will run on a platform of prioritizing student safety and strengthening the school system’s ability to reach all students.

“As a mom of four growing learners, I recognize I am fully accountable for their well-being,” Adams said in a press release. “My primary motivation to serve on the Board of Education is to ensure your child and mine receive an optimum education; ensuring students have the opportunity to thrive intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially.”

On Friday, Adams told the Forsyth County News that after much deliberation she decided to run for the seat after hearing that Roche would retire at the end of 2020.

"I just want to take this opportunity and not only help the future of my children but then all the children that are in our area and our county," Adams said.

Adams is a graduate of Boston College and holds a degree in education with moderate special needs and English and previously served as a co-teacher at Shamrock Middle School in DeKalb County. 

Today, Adams serves as a member of the Forsyth County Schools Superintendent's Parent and Community Advisory, the Local School Council at Haw Creek Elementary and the Total Wellness Collaborative.

“We have such a great community. Like many families, my husband and I moved to Forsyth County for the schools,” she said. “I want all students to thrive. I want all students to go to school without having to worry about staying safe. I want our schools to be environments that encourage student well-being. Our children are valuable and deserve to feel valued as they work their way through the school years.”