January 18th, 2010

Schools ballot is shuffled, Peters adjusts sights for seat.

...Until yesterday, Mees, Whitt, Dan Holt and Phil Peters all had filed their candidacies for the three-year terms. DeSpain has said she will not seek re-election. Jonathan Sessions was the only candidate to file for the one-year seat now held by Whitt, who is serving out a term after former board member Rosie Tippin resigned in May for health reasons…

December 15th, 2009

Five plan to vie for 3 posts

It’s the first day of filing for seats on the Columbia Board of Education, and already at least five candidates plan to run for three open seats. Two seats with three-year terms and one seat with a one-year term are up for election. They include the seats now held by board members Jan Mees, Karla DeSpain and Jim Whitt, respectively.

June 13th, 2009

School board candidate at forum

Jonathan Sessions, co-owner of consulting firm Tech 2 and teacher at the Columbia Area Career Center, speaks as a school board candidate at forum on June 10 in the Elm Street Ballroom.

June 10th, 2009

Columbia School Board candidates address issues at forum

Seven of the eight School Board candidates to replace Rosie Tippin were questioned Wednesday night about challenges they might face and solutions they could offer.

“This is your opportunity to ask them whatever you want,” moderator Sean Spence said to the audience.

June 6th, 2009

Eight candidates apply for open Columbia School Board seat

Eight people have applied to take Rosie Tippin’s seat on the Columbia School Board. They are former board candidates Dan Holt and Sam Phillips, computer consultant Jonathan Sessions, professor emeritus John Miles, parent activist Robin Hubbard, youth basketball coach James Whitt, early childhood agency director Philip Peters and concerned mother Martha Tomlin-McCrary.

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  • 12.13.16

    It’s Official.

    This morning I filed for re-election to serve a fourth term on Columbia Public Schools’ Board of Education. I’m excited to get the campaign underway and am humbled by the support I am already receiving.

  • 12.5.16

    I’ve announced!

    This morning I spoke with Roger McKinney of the Columbia Daily Tribune and confirm that I will be seeking a fourth term on the Columbia Public Schools Board of Education.