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March 12 - David Bringman Enters Race for District 6 Seat vacated by Lower


Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

March 12, 2018 – There’s a political newcomer in the Savannah-Chatham School Board race for District 6, Dr. David Bringman PT, DPT at Armstrong State University, for the seat vacated by current board member Larry Lower.  Lower is running for School Board President.    

Dr. Bringman qualified to run late last week.  In a press release, he states that his “election would allow him to advocate for a safer learning environment in Chatham County Public Schools including enhanced safety measures for existing facilities and additional counselors, and the development of policies and programs that will foster a learning environment in which students of all abilities and backgrounds can thrive and reach their potential.”

Also qualifying for the seat is Dr. Alfreda Goldwire.  Dr. Goldwire holds a BS from Savannah State in Health, Recreation and Physical Education, a Masters in Education from Cambridge College, and a Doctorate in Religious Education from Covington Theological Seminary.

Bringman states that he “believes that the School District needs to work collaboratively with other local governments, businesses, non-profits, religious, and volunteer organizations and wants to ensure that the Board of Education quickly and competently implements the recommendations outlined in AdvancEd’s recent report.” 

In an interview Friday, Bringman states that he was “not recruited” by School Board President candidate Joe Buck to run, who threw his hat into the ring last week, as well.  Buck is a former top administrator at ASU, and was School Board President prior to not seeking re-election in 2014.  Bringman states that he had considered running four years ago. 

He has been a resident of District 6 since 1984, is an alumni of Gould Elementary, Butler Elementary, and Bartlett Middle School, “and is a proud 1997 graduate of Alfred Ely Beach High School.  “Skilled public school teachers gave David the foundation that helped him earn both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Physical Therapy from Armstrong, and in 2010, David returned to the classroom to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Simmons College,” according to the release.

He adds that he is “actively employed as both a practitioner at St. Joseph’s hospital and a teacher in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at Georgia Southern’s Armstong campus. 

“He and his wife are deeply invested in their southside community, and his children have attended Savannah-Chatham public schools for 8 years, giving him insight to the challenges faced by parents, teachers, students, staff and volunteers as they work to shape future generations,” he adds.

In 2016, he was elected to serve as a leader in Armstrong’s faculty senate, eventually serving as President during the Armstrong-Georgia Southern consolidation. Putting emotional attachment to his alma mater aside, he worked alongside the presidents of both universities and other leaders to seek out mutually beneficial solutions during this historic merger.  He is looking forward to the opportunity to bring his leadership skills and insights gathered both as a graduate of and as a parent with children in Savannah-Chatham public schools to the School Board and serving his community.

 Why is He running?

In his own words, he writes, “After being approached by parents, teachers, and other constituents, I have decided that now is the time to run for school board.  I am a graduate of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School system.  My mother worked 20 years for the school system and both of my children attend schools in the system. I want to be a part of a collaborative school board that works to foster learning for each individual student.”

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