Birmingham Board of Education
Name: Martha McDowell
Residence: College Hills
Political experience: None
Professional experience: Birmingham City Schools, 1990-2007; Madison Local School, Mansfield, Ohio, 1984-1990; Atterbury Job Corp Center, Edinburgh, Indiana, 1984-1990; Bartholomew County Schools, Columbus, Indiana, 1979-1980.
Civic experience: Member of the School Planning Board for Woodland Park Learning Center; 10th Avenue Block Club; Girl Scouts of America; Boy Scouts of America; Habitat for Humanity Homes; volunteer for AARP; member of Sisters Keep Sisters; Birmingham Association of Realtors; National Association of Realtors; Birmingham Association of Teachers; National Education Association.
Education: Central State University, bachelor’s of education, 1962-1974; Ohio State University; Xavier University, master’s of education, 1972-1974.
Top contributors: Less than $1,000 total.
Main issues: If elected, the candidate wants to ensure more pre-K units to foster quality early learning skills, provide more career academy internships and more focused community groups to foster stronger learning skills for student development.