PRESS RELEASE: EDUCATORS SIGN ON TO SUPPOT KARL DEAN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Janel Lacy
Monday, Sept. 10, 2007 615-277-5597 (office)
EDUCATORS FROM ALL LEVELS ALIGN WITH DEAN
Educators for Dean announce their support as Election Day nears
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More than 100 local teachers who instruct at levels ranging from kindergarten to graduate school have formed Educators for Dean to back Karl Dean's pro-education campaign for mayor, it was announced today.
"We have a total of 102 people in our organization who have been contacting colleagues to let them know about Karl's emphasis on education," said Jill Speering, a co-chair of the organization. "I attended a town hall meeting on education that Karl held in Crieve Hall over the weekend, and I left there more convinced than ever that he is the right person to lead our city."
Dean has made education and public safety the top two priorities of his campaign, and he pledged to keep them firmly in his sights in the mayor's office. He already has gained the endorsement of the Metro Nashville Education Association, and he said the backing of the wider-reaching group of educators also was significant.
"This group represents the whole spectrum of educators in our community – pre-school, elementary school, middle school, high school and college," he said. "They are people to whom we all owe a great deal of thanks for the work they do, and I am very appreciative of their support."
Speering said the educators will be busy tonight reminding colleagues, parents and others to vote for Dean in Tuesday's mayoral election.
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Educators for Dean:
Anna Claire McKay
Dr. Bill Wise
Dr. Claire Smrekar
Dr. David Dickinson
Dr. Helen Brown
Dr. Helen Schley
Dr. Jennifer Berry-Rickert
Dr. Joe Everton
Dr. Linda Ashford
Dr. Marcy Singer-Gabella
Dr. Nancy Holland
Dr. Nicole Kendall
Dr. Pat McDonald
Dr. Phil Schoggen
Dr. Sammy Swor
Dr. Steve McFadyen-Ketchum
Dr. Warren Thompson
Jennifer Berry Rickert
Mary Jo Curley
Mary Jo Howland
Sallie Stamps Swor
Paid for by Karl Dean for Mayor, Leigh Walton, Treasurer