By Donna O'Neil, Managing Editor
Just before the gavel closed the Williamson County School Board’s meeting Monday night, Brentwood’s District 6 board member made an announcement that took most of his fellow board members by surprise. He announced his resignation from the board to take a job in Denver. His final meeting with the school board will be Oct. 15.
Terry Leve, who has served on behalf of the children of Williamson County for the last six years, announced would be leaving the area later this year. Leve, who is currently the General Counsel of Healthcare, Finance and Administration for the State of Tennessee, has been offered the position of Vice President and General Counsel for Pinnacol Assurance, a premier workers’ compensation company.
In a brief statement to the board and those watching the meeting on public access television last night he said, “I am excited about the district’s track record and this experience has meant the world to me.”
He said he is looking forward to new opportunities, but “not looking forward to leaving Williamson County.”
Leve and his wife, Holly, have six children. Three are currently in college, one at Ravenwood High School and twins at Woodland Elementary School.
When asked about the qualities he seeks in a school system for his children, he said without hesitation that he and his wife have been looking in the area of Douglas County, Colorado where the school system is “similar in performance and demographics to Williamson County.”
Moving forward the Williamson County Commission will be discussing the possibility of an appointment when Leve’s seat becomes vacant, however his announcement is so recent that no plans are in place. Commissioners are not expected to begin discussion until their November agenda. No action is expected until after the first of next year.
Posted on: 9/18/2012