Perrie Johnson announced her candidacy for the Fork Union District seat on the Fluvanna County School Board on Tuesday, May 19, at the Fork Union Village Restaurant. The seat is being vacated by Bertha Armstrong, who has served her community on the School Board for 16 years.
Johnson, who taught in Fluvanna schools for 25 years, considers herself to be well qualified for the job. “I have a huge investment, both personally and professionally, in the success of Fluvanna’s students, and I’m confident that I’m highly qualified to serve,” Johnson said during her announcement. Both of Johnson’s children attended Fluvanna schools, and she now has three grandsons being educated in Fluvanna classrooms.
“For the past five years,” Johnson said, “I’ve attended almost all Fluvanna School Board meetings. I’ve read almost all published documents, heard discussion, and weighed in with public comments on many decisions. I am already up to speed on current issues and future expectations,” she explained.
Johnson, who is certified to teach, and whose Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University is in finance, has applied that education to intense study of the School Board budgets and financial statements.
She also has been the president of the Fluvanna Education Association for five years. “In my leadership role, I’ve conducted meetings, communicated by print and social media, talked with state legislators, and, most importantly, earned the trust of Fluvanna’s 150 Association members,” Johnson said.