As the father of Lee Muns, candidate for chairman of the Columbia County Board of Education, I felt it incumbent upon me to provide the public information about my son. Hopefully this will clear up some inaccurate information.
Lee's preparation for this position actually began 41 years ago. Lee was 3 years old when I began my career in 1965 as a vocational teacher. It was at this time Lee began to experience what a teacher was required to do in preparation to teach a class. As time passed, Lee's mom completed her preparation to become a teacher and began her career as a public school teacher in 1968.
During my tenure working in the public school system, I advanced to assume various administrative roles. Those departments included, Adult Education, Facility Maintenance, New Construction, School Plant Operations, Facility Energy Management and system Public Safety. During the same time, Lee was exposed (through his mother) to teacher lesson-plan preparation and the grading of hundreds of students' homework and test. He heard discussion regarding good students, weak students and problem students.
Lee became acquainted with many teachers and administrators. He interacted with classroom teachers, elementary, middle and high school principals, and senior level administrative staff of the school system. From time to time as these educators would have interaction with me and each other, Lee would hear discussions about many types of educational failures and successes, old and new educational processes, long-range planning for school construction, and community growth.
This opportunity continues today as the hunting club Lee is a member of has many educators as members, retired and active teachers, principals and system-level administrators. Also there are doctors, lawyers and executives from public and private corporations, as well as business owners, mechanics and craftsmen who are members. Lee has had much interaction with these professionals, and he has gleaned much knowledge from these interactions over the past 24 years. ...
Lee graduated in 1980 from Westside High School, went into a four-year apprentice program and has since attended many advanced training programs in his chosen business field.
Lee has operated a very successful privately owned business, (Muns Welding & Mechanical Inc.) since 1989 as owner and CEO; in addition he owns and operates two other small businesses. These businesses employ an average of 25 to 40 highly skilled professionals on a daily basis. Annual business dollar volume is in the millions. In November, Lee and his wife (Kim) are opening their fourth business, which will be in Evans, with some partners from Columbia County. In addition, Lee has been involved in many local, state and national boards, commissions and organizations where he has served in leadership positions.
All of these involvements, in addition to his academic preparation, have prepared Lee very well for the position of chairman of the Columbia County School Board.
Richard L. Muns Sr.
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