Birmingham Board of Education
Name: Eloise Manning Crenshaw
Residence: Gate City
Political experience: None
Professional experience: Teacher, Jefferson-Blount-St. Clair County Mental Health Facility, 1978-1988; special education teacher, Glenn Middle, 1988-2005; special education teacher, Wenonah High, 2005-2017.
Civic experience: President, Gate City Neighborhood Association, 10 years.
Education: Tennessee State University, B.S., 1977; University of Alabama at Birmingham, M.S., 1987.
Top contributors: None.
Main issues: If elected, the candidate wants to work to inform the community of successes in the Birmingham school system. She wants to make sure the superintendent feels comfortable working with the board, always putting the needs of the children first. Also, she wants to make sure facilities are safe learning environments; to work with the board to think of ways to not depend on government taxes to fund some school system programs; and to inform parents where school money is going so they will get involved with school projects.