Woodstock woman second candidate for District 5 school board race
by Michelle Babcock
March 14, 2014 10:16 PM | 1799 views | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Woodstock resident Erica Williams announced her bid for the District 5 Cherokee County School Board seat Thursday, after qualifying for the May 20 Republican primary last week.

Williams is the second to announce candidacy for the seat now held by School Board member Rob Usher. Woodstock resident Clark Menard announced his run in January.

Usher said he wouldn’t be running for re-election when his first term concludes in December, and both Williams and Menard qualified last week for the May 20 primary election.

In her announcement sent to the Tribune this week, Williams said she is a mother of three children, has worked in the teaching field and has been involved in education for more than a decade.

“I have been engaged in education for over 15 years and I want to be a positive voice for our children and our taxpayers,” Williams said.

Williams said in her announcement that she is “all about what is ‘classroom critical,’” and said her passions for children and learning are infectious.

“Every day, I get to be a stand-in mom, a nurse, a coach, a cheerleader, a leader, a follower, a stand-up comedian, an actor,” she said.

The announcement said that if Williams is elected to the District 5 school board seat, she “will be laser-focused on issues that she terms ‘classroom critical.’”

“My life is immersed in every level of education,” she said. “Every day in my house, we deal with issues facing pre-school to high school and every level in-between, so I understand the challenges of families, teachers, small business owners and taxpayers.”

Williams said she will “bring positive solutions based on the daily challenges and experiences of our family.”

Williams said she graduated from Walton High School in Cobb County and Kennesaw State University, and her husband Jim is a U.S. Navy veteran and software architect.

Williams said she and her husband have lived in Cherokee County for 17 years, and her family resides in the Deer Run community in Towne Lake.

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March 16, 2014
Another Marlow look alike who does not have her children enrolled in Cherokee Ciunty School District yet wants a seat on the Board? No thanks. How does she understand the "challenges facing teachers" when she works at a daycare center? Ms. Williams is clearly trying to mislead people into assuming she is a K-12 teacher, but she is not.
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