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The Athens Review
Henderson County Juvrnile Probation Officer Blu Nicholson has announced his candidacy for the Athens ISD school board. Nicholson filed paperwork with Athens ISD to run for Place 5 on the May ballot.
He grew up in Henderson County and graduated from Mabank High School in 1988. Nicholson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Texas A&M University – Commerce and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Amberton University.
He is married to Jennifer Nicholson, a teacher at Bel Air Elementary, and they have two children, Kaylee (15) and Josiah (9). Both are AISD students.
Nicholson has 23 years of experience in the field of juvenile justice, and during that time, he has worked closely with numerous school districts. He also has experience in state budget development, security consulting, Texas Education Code and Texas Family Code. He currently chairs the Athens ISD Crimestop-pers Committee and is a member of the Safe Schools Committee.
“I have dedicated my life’s work to helping youth, their families and educators,” said Nicholson. “It will be my top priority to ensure that the students at Athens ISD have the tools and resources to receive a quality education in a safe learning environment.”