Armstrong announces candidacy for re-election to city School Board

From Staff Reports

   Catherine Wooten Armstrong has announced her candidacy for re-election to School Board of Elizabethton City Schools in the Nov. 5 city election.
   Armstrong, of 404 East H Street, has been involved in the educational field since 1952. She served on the city's board of education from 1985 to 1989. During this time, she was also an associate professor at East Tennessee State University (ETSU).
   She did not seek a second term and instead returned to teaching at East Side Elementary in the Title I program.
   Armstrong says she believes and feels very strongly that all school board decisions should be child-oriented and provide a quality education for all children on all grade levels.
   She says the programs should meet the needs and interests and produce educational achievement needed by students in order that they may lead fulfilled productive lives as adults.
   Armstrong holds B.S. and M.A. degrees in education from ETSU. She has served on several Southern Association of Colleges and Schools evaluations teams and been an active member of the Elizabethton Education Association and Alph Delta Kappa -- an international teachers' sorority that recognizes outstanding teachers.
   A member of several local and national clubs and organizations, Armstrong is an active member of First United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women Society.
   She is married to William "Bill" Armstrong, a retired city school teacher and principal. She is the mother of Dr. Bill Armstrong. Her parents are Gwyn Wooten and the late B.E. "Bob" Wooten.
   Armstrong says her long-term involvement in education as a classroom teacher has been a great asset when making decisions. Board members should always think in terms of children first, she says.