Precincts: Jeffersonville, Levee, Old Salem
Making a Difference for Every Child
As a 29-year veteran of the school system, Alice Anderson has witnessed first-hand the difference that individual attention can make in a child’s life. While serving as a custodian and custodial supervisor, Alice had an opportunity to move throughout the schools and kept a supply of “Oreos” available for when a student stopped to say, “Hello,” or needed someone to take an interest in them and their problems. She realized that every school employee has an obligation to mentor and serve as a role model for young people, not just classroom teachers.
Mrs. Anderson is a life-long resident of Montgomery County and a graduate of Montgomery County High School. She was a member of the first MCHS class following the merger with Mt. Sterling High School. Though Alice knew early in life that she wanted to help others, she had originally planned to do so through nursing. She attended nursing school and had some experience working in a hospital and nursing home before her and her husband, Lonnie were employed for a night-time shift at Montgomery County High School under the leadership of Superintendent Bobby Joe Whitaker. She found that she liked being around young people and opted to remain with the school system, where she became certified in a number of fields, including OSHA and Playground Safety Inspection. She was a member of the National Association of Safety Professionals and National Fire Protection Association.
The opportunity to join the Board of Education presented itself soon after Mrs. Anderson retired, and with the support of her family, she chose to continue her involvement with helping students. In addition to safety, Alice has much experience with the school construction process and a vast knowledge of district facilities. Alice also recognizes that it is her responsibility as a member of the Board to see that taxpayer money is being spent wisely.
Mrs. Anderson’s two children, Reece and Jenny, as well as her daughter-in-law, and son-in-law are graduates of the Montgomery County School System. She is now proudly monitoring the progress of her grandchildren, Caitlin, a 2014 graduate; Ashton, a 10th grader; Haydon, a 2nd grader, and Spencer, who is 2 years old.