Dr. Peggy Smith, Vice Chair of the Johnston County Board of Education, has announced she will not seek re-election in 2020. Smith has served on the board since 2008 and is completing her third term.
“It was a long and arduous, prayerful journey to decide to or not to run for a fourth term on the Board of Education,” Dr. Smith said. “I first thought, “YES” and then we did the math – should I be reelected, I would be 77 at the end of the term. And besides that, I have a new Dean at Campbell University and I need to stay up to date on the advances in my graduate program there.”
“My husband and I have both loved our time serving the Johnston County Public Schools – nearly 13 years for him and nearly more than 30 for me. I look forward to having more time to volunteer and to serving in a different capacity. I do appreciate all the support from constituents and hope that they will continue to be involved in making a good school system better,” Dr. Smith added.
Dr. Smith has served public schools for more than 30 years and was honored as NC Principal of the Year in 2001. In 2004, she joined Campbell University School of Education as an adjunct profession. In 2007, she became the full-time coordinator of the Masters of School Administration program.
The filing period for local offices, including the school board, remains open through this Friday, Dec. 20th at 12 Noon.