Bryant: BOE challenging, rewarding

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 19, 2010

David Bryant said he is seeking a third term on the Andalusia Board of Education in next week’s election because the work has been both challenging and rewarding.

“I will continue to work diligently to secure our current level of teacher units despite the ongoing lack of funding from the state,” Bryant said.

Bryant, who currently serves as board chairman, said he is proud of the accomplishments of the past eight years.

“We have seen the completion of renovations at AMS, the addition of the beautiful new entrance to our stadium, which greets us each Friday evening, a state-of-the-art band room at AHS that is instrumental in giving our top-notch band the facilities they need for practicing, and a new agriscience building at AHS.

“I look to the future and am excited about the opportunity to continue implementing plans and ideas for the system that are already in motion,” he said. “Our relationship with the city administration continues to grown and become stronger.”

Bryant said Andalusia has a rich tradition of excellence in education and pledged to “do my best to ensure that our children continue to receive the highest quality education possible right here.”

Bryant is a native of Andalusia and a 1986 graduate of AHS. He earned a psychology degree from Troy State University and is self-employed as a licensed real estate appraiser. He also is a member of the Kiwanis Club and is a Boy Scout leader, and represents the city school board on the Andalusia City Schools Foundation Board.

He and his wife, Jill Roach Bryant, have two children in the city school system. They are members of First Baptist Church.