Bryan County Board of Education chairman Amy Murphy of Richmond Hill announced that she has qualified to run for a second term.
Murphy has served as chairman since 2019 and has been on the board since 2012.
Qualifying began Monday for candidates for four open seats on the Bryan County Board of Education, including that of chairman, and three on the Bryan County Commission. Qualifying ends Friday, March 11, at 5 p.m.
"During my term as chairman, our board has led Bryan County School System to its highest-ever academic success," Murphy said. "Even during a pandemic, we were able to remain open and serve our students face to face, allowing our school system to celebrate continued educational gains."
She said, "Currently our community continues to experience unprecedented growth and expansion, with no slowing down on the horizon. As our community grows, experienced leadership matters. I remain committed to working with all elected officials, community leaders and stakeholders to ensure our continued success. Given my proven track record as Chairman, I hope the citizens of Bryan County will allow me the opportunity to continue to serve."
Murphy has been a resident of Bryan County for 19 years and is a "professional mental health therapist with over 25 years of direct practice with children, adolescents, and their families."
Both of her children began their education in Bryan County Schools in Pre-K. Her son is a graduate of Richmond Hill High School and is enrolled at Georgia State University in the nursing program. Her daughter currently attends Richmond Hill High School.
She added, "Supporting our students to individually achieve at their highest level should always remain at the forefront of the Board of Education's purpose. I am proud of my track record of always advocating for what is best for our students."