Birmingham City Board of Education, District 8
Residence: Green Acres neighborhood
Political experience: Ran for the District 8 board seat in 2013.
Professional experience: Job readiness and GE. coordinator, Birmingham Municipal Court, 2016-present; coordinator and case manager, Gun and Drug Court division of Birmingham Municipal Court, 2009-2016; substitute teacher and then case manager with special needs students, Birmingham City Schools for more than 15 years.
Civic experience: PTA President at McArthur Elementary, Daniel Payne Middle and Central Park Elementary schools; assisted with voter registration in her neighborhood; former president and secretary, Green Acres Neighborhood Association; former president and vice president, Five Points West Community Association; president, Congressional District 6 and 7, State Organization Alabama New South Coalition; co-chair, Birmingham Arts and Cultural Board; secretary, Jefferson County Democratic Executive Board; co-chair of executive board, St. James Missionary Baptist Church Camp; board member and former co-chair, Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority; at-large delegate for Barack Obama to the Democratic National Convention.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in criminal law, Miles College, 2003; associate’s degree in social work, Lawson State Community College, 1995; Phillips High School, 1979.
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Main issues: Making sure each student gets the best possible education. Ensuring the safety of students and school employees. Improving technical training, workforce development and soft skills for job readiness. Enriching learning environment and enhancing academics. Providing educators with the resources they need to ensure children’s academic success. Reducing class size. Promoting stronger parental, community and corporate outreach. Providing fiscally responsible governing that puts students first.