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ELECTION 2012: Duncan ousts Norton in county school board race

Posted on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 11:06 pm

 Former Coffee Central High School teacher and current Tullahoma  teacher Shannon Brindley Duncan defeated incumbent Kathy Norton to earn a spot on the Coffee County School Board in Thursday’s election.

Shannon Duncan

Shannon Duncan

Duncan will serve Seat 5, which is one of Tullahoma three positions on the county school board. It covers Coffee County districts 13, 14 and 16.


Duncan, 31, is a graduate of Tullahoma High School, holds a Bachelor’s degree from MTSU, and a Master’s Degree from Tennessee Tech. She is a teacher in the Tullahoma City School System.


“I’m looking forward to getting to work and being back involved,” Duncan said Thursday night. “I’m grateful to earn the trust of the voters.”


An educator at Tullahoma High School, Duncan formerly taught in the Coffee County system, where she was instrumental in establishing the Renaissance reward system.


“I seek to serve all stakeholders in Coffee County Schools, listen to and be a voice for those represented, be an informed participant of the board,” Duncan said in an earlier statement, “and serve with integrity and fairness. I will also strive to be a good steward of taxpayer money and a pro-active contributor to the future progress and success of Coffee County Schools. I look forward to this opportunity to serve our communities and Coffee County Schools at this level. I would very much appreciate your support and ask for your vote on August 2nd.


Duncan defeated long-serving Coffee County School Board member Kathy Norton, who served on the Coffee County School Board for 21 years. According to unofficial election returns, she earned 853 votes, while Norton captured 358 votes.


Coffee County School Board Seat 5 consists of Blanton’s Chapel, Hickerson Fire Hall and the Lions Club districts.