Candidate Announcement: Caleb Tidwell for Rutherford County School Board Zone 3

Mar 18, 2022 at 10:27 am by WGNS

Caleb Tidwell

Caleb Tidwell, a lifelong resident of Rutherford County, has announced his candidacy for the Rutherford County School Board, Zone 3 seat.

A conservative and strong supporter of public education and the rights of our students, parents and teachers, Tidwell is committed to protecting parents’ rights and involvement, and he intends to bring genuine transparency to the School Board.

Tidwell stated, “I grew up in the Kittrell community, and I have a driven commitment to Rutherford County. We need a school system that typifies excellence, true vision, and that exercises good fiscal management. With all the concerns currently facing not only Rutherford County, but our public schools in general, a strong school board is essential. The school board is supposed to serve the community, and I will always be available to listen to parents, teachers, and community members, and I have the energy and drive to fulfill that commitment.” Tidwell went on to say that “I have personally visited 40 of the schools in our system.”

Tidwell is running for the Zone 3 seat on the board and will be running as a Republican candidate in the May primary with one other opponent.

Tidwell attended Kittrell school through the 8th grade, graduated from Oakland High School and went on to complete his bachelor’s degree from MTSU in Marketing / Business Administration. Tidwell and his wife, Anna, have been married 12 years and they have three young children, all attending Rutherford County Schools. Tidwell has owned his own company and been in leadership roles in construction related businesses.  He coaches MBA youth baseball teams as well as having coached basketball for 2nd & 3rd grade boys at Barfield. Tidwell organized and ran The Charity Adventure, a program to get youth involved with the Angel Tree program, for the Salvation Army in years past and remains very involved in the Rutherford County community.

You can learn more about his campaign at or by contacting him at


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