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In early August, I was approached by several in the community about running in the October 12th special election for the Lexington-Richland District Five Board of Trustees. They expressed that my educational background and work experience would make me a valuable resource to the board and the various issues the district is currently facing in light of COVID-19.
I agree with those sentiments and know that I can use my professional knowledge and my passion for our children to contribute.
My husband, David, and I were born and raised in the district and my son attends District Five schools. My family has strong ties to the District Five community through work, church and extracurriculars. My mother-in-law has been a kindergarten teacher in the district for over 20 years and was the teacher of the year at River Springs Elementary in 2020.
In my professional life, I am a board-certified Nurse Practitioner and work at a private practice within the district that specializes in internal medicine. My nursing background is in emergency medicine and in addition to my advanced practice certification. I also currently hold national certification as an emergency nurse.
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By Dr. Surb Guram, M.D.
Having grown up in the district herself, Haley Griggs cares passionately about the quality of the education our children receive. She is committed to restoring the district to its status as one of the best in the Southeast.
I work with Haley every day, so I can speak to her outstanding work ethic and dedication to her patients. She goes above and beyond to make sure that her patients receive the care they need.
“I’ve been involved in civic activism in our community for quite a while and Haley Griggs is exactly what we need on the District Five School Board. This special election affects all of the citizens in both counties within District Five. Haley will get the results we need in the district and I strongly encourage the district’s residents to get involved any way they can to support Haley’s election to the school board. This election is so important. Please join me in doing all you can to help her over the finish line.”
We make a significant investment in our children through the public school systems. We expect the educational standards to be high, but we also expect for the philosophical standards to represent the highest form of American values. Among those values are “color-blindness,” “equality,” and “merit”: values that exemplify the Declaration of Independence and preamble to the Constitution; values that have made America mature, innovate, and grow into those founding ideals and become a redemptive gift to the world: a light to any nation that strives to produce excellence and live morally while preserving liberty...