Jefferson City resident Lindsey Rowden announced Tuesday her decision to run for the Jefferson City Public Schools' Board of Education.
Rowden said the school district "has made many positive strides recently.
"I would like to be a part of continuing that momentum," she said. "I see myself as an advocate for students, parents, teachers and administrators."
She said she specifically would like to see "continued improvements in overall scores, reading and attendance."
Rowden is a graduate of Jefferson City Public Schools and has lived in Jefferson City all her life. She and her husband, Ryan, have three children who are enrolled in the district.
Rowden said she is proud of the education she received and wants the same for her children and all children in the community.
"I strongly believe that great schools, both public and private, drive great communities. I'm excited to see what's in store for Jefferson City in the future. I look forward to visiting with community members about their priorities, goals and wishes for our schools. We truly are stronger together."
Denise Chapel will be Rowden's campaign manager, and Bernie Fechtel will be treasurer.
Two three-year terms are available on the board in the upcoming election. Current board members Michael Couty and Pam Murray have announced their intention to run for re-election. Jefferson City resident Ken Enloe also recently announced his intention to run.
Filing for the board runs Dec. 12 through Jan. 16. Those interested in running may stop by the Jefferson City Public Schools' main office at 315 E. Dunklin St. Mondays through Fridays when schools are not closed for holidays or inclement weather.