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Q& A with Dr. Kristi Sayers: Candidate for Shelby County Superintendent

Faith at Work

      
<em>Sayers has been a part of Shelby County Schools since 2009 as a teacher, an assistant principal, a curriculum specialist for all high schools, a central office leader responsible for the professional development for the entire system and currently as principal at Oak Mountain High School.</em>
Sayers has been a part of Shelby County Schools since 2009 as a teacher, an assistant principal, a curriculum specialist for all high schools, a central office leader responsible for the professional development for the entire system and currently as principal at Oak Mountain High School.

Q. How has your faith impacted your desire to serve our community as an educator and an elected official?

A. My faith impacts every decision I make.  I know that God placed people in my life along the way to act as a support system.  Those people were teachers, my parents, my friends’ parents, and church leaders who were servant leaders in the community.  I have been able to accomplish many goals because of that support system along the way.  I believe it is my calling to provide the same kind of support system to students in Shelby County.

Q. How do you believe your faith will help you serve our community as an elected official?

A. I believe we need officials who are grounded in faith. The God I serve calls me to be a servant leader, to help others, and to make sure that I do what I can to ensure that children are safe, responsible, and successful. God gives us all talents and I have been blessed with knowing and working with hundreds of students in my career. I will always do what I can to ensure a student leaves a school better and more prepared.

<em>Kristi Sayers with husband Steve, son Will, daughter Haley and son-in-law Jay. The Sayers have lived in Shelby County for almost 17 years and are active members of Christ Church United Methodist, WW.</em>
Kristi Sayers with husband Steve, son Will, daughter Haley and son-in-law Jay. The Sayers have lived in Shelby County for almost 17 years and are active members of Christ Church United Methodist, WW.

Q. How did you come to the decision to run for Superintendent?

A. I have been praying about this decision for over a year. I talked with my husband and we prayed about it together. I talked with other educational leaders and I realized that I know children in SC deserve someone who will work with them, with their teachers, with their parents, and with their communities to ensure that every school in Shelby County is labeled an A school.

Learn more about Dr. Sayers at www.sayersforsuperintendent.com.

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