During the election of 2018 board officers and representatives at Tuesday night’s Forsyth County Board of Education meeting, it was announced that longtime member Ann Crow was retiring.
Board member Kristin Morrissey made the announcement that it would be Crow’s final year serving on the board and that she would not be seeking re-election.
“I think I speak for all of us when I say Ann is probably the most enthusiastic and supportive person in education that I have ever known,” she said.
Crow, who represents District 1 for the board, has been a board member for the last 16 years and has served a variety of organizations within the community including United Way, Sawnee Woman’s Club and the Cumming/Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce.
“Everybody knows the point in their life when it’s time to move on and let someone else take over,” Crow said.
“We have had great leadership and a great partnership with parents. It’s been great to be a part of it,” added Crow.
She says that over her 16 years serving on the board she is most proud that, “we have been able to meet every challenge,” and that “promoting the integration of technology in the classroom” has been one of the best developments the School District has made.
“We have to have the best technology we can in our classrooms so students are ready for the future,” she said.
Crow said that she will finish out 2018 as board chair and will not seek re-election for 2019.
The 2018 Board of Education representatives are Ann Crow, board chair; Nancy Roche, vice chair; Morrissey, Legislative Liaison; Darla Light, attendance protocol committee; Tom Cleveland, Drug Council.
The 2017 board chair Morrissey preceded the vote by saying, “I’d like to say it’s been an honor and a privilege to serve as board chair this year.”