Nolensville resident Julie Mauck announced Wednesday she will run against incumbent Williamson County School Board chairman Gary Anderson for the District Five seat.
After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University in 1989, Mauck began her career as a paralegal, which eventually led to a decades-long career in financial services and real estate sales.
“Growing up, I was blessed to have had the opportunity to move around and experience some very diverse cultures and learning experiences, but ever since first moving to Middle Tennessee in 1985, I have referred to it as ‘home’,” Mauck, who filed her petition to run Wednesday, said.
She and her husband, Dave, have four children – one is in college and their three youngest attend Williamson County schools.
Sometime after adopting their youngest three children, the family discovered two of them have life-long learning disabilities, so Mauck made the decision to be a stay-at-home mother for several years.
She recently reinstated her real estate license and is currently a Realtor with Crye-Leike Cool Springs.
Living in an area where school growth has become rampant, she wants the transition for other parents who have to send their child to another school – due to rezoning or a new school – to become smooth.
“With the opening of three new schools in our district this fall and the continued residential growth in Williamson County, I will advocate for our district and try to make any transitions comfortable for families,” Mauck said. “Growing pains are inevitable with any school district that is seeing as much success as ours, but I will work diligently to promote the interests of the District Five community.”
She said overall, she wants to remain pro-teacher and pro-student, along with becoming an advocate for local control on education. She said she thought her background in negotiation, motherhood and financial analysis skills will help in accomplishing that goal.
“In this time of burgeoning government and controversial reforms, it’s more important than ever to be in touch with the community, the teachers and the constant changes in education legislation and funding requirement,” she said. “I have 19-plus years of parenting my public-school-educated children and of working with educators to be pro-active for my children with learning disabilities.
“I have always had a huge heart for children and would be honored to serve this district.”
She and what could be 19 others will run for the odd-numbered districts on the board. The last day to file a petition is Thursday, April 7, at noon with the Williamson County Election Commission.