Birmingham Board of Education, District 7
Patricia Spigner McAdory
Political experience: Board member, Oxmoor Valley Home Owner Association 2014-2015.
Professional experience: Teacher, second grade, Greensboro Elementary School-Greensboro, Georgia, 1978-1979; teacher, Birmingham City Schools, 1979-1993, and library media specialist, 1993-2010.
Education: Powderly Elementary School, graduated 1966; Jones Valley High School, 1966-1988; Wenonah High School, graduated 1970; Lawson State Junior College, 1970-1971; Miles College, 1976-1978, bachelor’s degree, elementary education; Alabama State University, master’s in education,1985, and library media specialist certification, 1993.
Civic experience: Member, Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church, Woman’s Overseas Missionary Society, member of the Dream Team, 2017; member, Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church,1979-2016, including teaching classes, serving as president of the Woman’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society and member of a choir; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 2006-present, historian, Omicron Omega Chapter, 2013-2014; education chairperson, Omicron Omega Chapter, 2012-2014; member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Salvation Army, 2015-present, including serving on the fundraising committee and Adopt An Angel.
Top contributors: self-loan, $100
Main issues: To ensure the effective administration of school board policies and to secure success for students, teachers, administrators and the community. To encourage communication between the community and the board. Create and uphold policies that help the board run effectively. Place the right people in the right positions. Work to help every student succeed by, among other things, involving all facets of the community in the education process. “It takes a village to raise and educate a child and, to that end, we must include the city government, the business community and our non-profits to help ensure our children’s future,” she said.