Potts elected school board chair

Published 2:19 pm Tuesday, January 9, 2024

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By Mike Barnhardt

Enterprise Record

W.G. “Dub” Potts has worked with seven chairs of the Davie County Board of Education – in his years as an educator in the school system and on the board.

Now, it’s his turn.

Potts was unanimously selected by fellow members as the chair for 2024. Marie Helms was the unanimous choice for vice chair.

The vote was conducted by board attorney, Jill Wilson, who praised how the board conducts business. “You work together so well,” she said. “You’re so respectful of each other and of your employees and constituents.”

Potts said that while all chairs are different, he will try to take something he learned from each into his new role.

“Thank you for that vote of confidence and I will commit to you that I will do everything I can to keep what Jill said about us working together, to keep that going. That’s an important part of being part of this board.”

Potts and superintendent, Jeff Wallace, praised outgoing chair Wendy Horne, who will fill out the remainder of her term this year.

“We know what we’re going to get when we call on you,” Wallace said of Horne, “and that’s important to me, important to this staff and important to this community. You’ve served us very well.”