Amy S. Bledsoe has chosen her first bid at elected office by filing to run for the Mount Airy City Board of Education District B seat.
Bledsoe is a graduate of the Mount Airy City School System. She teaches part-time at Surry Community College and is also involved with real estate and construction. Bledsoe has two children, Abby and Elly, who are also graduates of the Mount Airy School System.
Her interest with helping schools and community began with involvement with Parent Teacher Organizations throughout her girls’ educations and she currently serves on the United Fund Board. Bledsoe also is active with children’s ministry at the Mount Airy First Baptist Church, her home church that she grew up in.
She became interested in duty on the board of education after seeing how much what her children had learned in Mount Airy City Schools helped them in their lives.
“Having seen how well prepared they were and being acquainted with what businesses need from graduates I know how key good education is to children,” said Bledsoe. “Preparation given to my children and other children by Mount Airy City Schools was so very important.”
Bledsoe said that given the current economic climate locally and nationally, education is even more important.
“Education is one way we can prepare for the growth that hopefully will be happening in the future,” said Blesdoe. “The board has good people serving. They put what is in the children’s best interests first and I look forward, hopefully, to being able to serve with them.”
Bledsoe indicated the theme of her candidacy was a simple one.
“If elected, I promise to put what is best for children first and be supportive of our school teachers and administrators. They are the ones who do all the work,” concluded Bledsoe.
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