City School Board - District 5

Martha McDowell

Birmingham Board of Education

Martha McDowell

Name: Martha McDowell

Age: 73

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.