By EMILY R. WEST

Kim Henderson turned in the third and final application to be appointed to the vacant Williamson County School Board vacated by Susan Curlee.

The Williamson County Commission accepted Curlee’s resignation from the seat in September. Curlee first announced she would resign in mid-July and later turned her official note to Chairman Jack Walton at the end of August.

Franklin’s Nancy Nelson Garrett and former Williamson County Schools assistant principal Sandra Juarez also have applied for the position.

According to her letter to the commissioners, Henderson moved to Williamson County back in May 2015. Her special needs son has since attended Page High School and graduated in 2016. Her daughter is in her final year of college.

“I have been involved in education for the last 20 years in a variety of capacities in three states,” she wrote. “I feel that this variety gives me a unique perspective of education would be of value to the Williamson County School Board. I have been actively involved in the Tennessee Parent Teacher Association, and I feel comfortable with the educational setting in Tennessee.”

Prior to moving, Henderson had past experience with the PTA in Wisconsin. While there, she became president and acting treasurer. She is also currently involved with the Tennessee State PTA.

“I worked with school boards and school district superintendents throughout the state,” she wrote. “Working schools as an employee, as a volunteer, a PTA leader, and interacting as a parent has given me an in-depth understanding of the issues related to education that is balanced and includes the perspective from many sides.”

Outside of the PTA, Henderson earned her bachelor’s from the University of California, San Diego. She majored in both physiology and economics. She currently works as an Independent Longaberger Consultant.

How does the appointment work? 

Those interested in the position had until Sept. 23.

The District 12 commissioners – Dana Ausbrooks and Steve Smith – will appoint the candidate. The full commission will vote in October.

Emily West covers Franklin, schools, and high school football for Home Page Media Group. Contact her at [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter via @emwest22.