Cloud, who has served on the school board for a total of eight years, wishes to serve another term of four years.
During his tenure on the board, Cloud has been instrumental in the opening of Mayfield School, building the Science wing at Cleveland High School, renovation of the Betsy Vines theater at Cleveland High School, and purchasing property for the new elementary school on Georgetown Road.
Cloud states, “While seeking election on the board for the first time, my goal was to create a working and professional relationship with the City Council that was beneficial to both parties. By having respect for each other, both professionally and personally, many goals can be obtained.
“I realize that we are under monetary constraints and economic hardships, but with cooperation of the City Council members, many things are happening with the school system in Cleveland.”
While serving on the school board this term, Cloud’s objectives were to ensure that all schools had safe entrances with resource officers visible at the front entrances, employ a new director of schools that would lead Cleveland City Schools in a positive direction during the ever-changing times in education as far as student achievement, testing, and core standards, and complete the ground work for a new elementary school on Georgetown Road.
Cloud is a retired teacher with Cleveland City Schools. He holds a master’s degree from University of Tennessee in Chattanooga in adminstration. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army, who served in Vietnam.
He is an active member of First Presbyterian Church. He is married to his wife of 30 years, Jeanie, who is also retired from Cleveland City Schools. He is the father of one daughter, Emily Ridge.
Cloud states, “I am truly appreciative of your decision to allow me to serve you this past eight on the City School board, and humbly ask for your support to serve the next four years. As always, I promise to be available to take phone calls and listen to my community on issues concerning our schools.
“I ask you to vote for me as your representative on the City School Board, District 5, in the August general election.”