2022 Elections

Carita Venable, Democrat, Jefferson County Board of Education, District 5

Carita Venable

Carita Venable

Jefferson County Board of Education, District 5

Party: Democratic

Age: 40

Residence: Hoover

Political experience: Appointed to Jefferson County Board of Education in 2019, served as vice president, currently in second term as president.

Professional experience: Teacher in Birmingham City Schools; Jefferson County Schools: instructional coach, school improvement supervisor, assistant principal, and principal; Southern Regional Education Board: senior leadership coach.

Civic experience: Education Advisory Committee for Jones Valley Teaching Farms, board member for Einstein’s Playground, Transformation Birmingham, Connection Team Director at The Vine Birmingham, UAB Red Mountain Writing Project, and UAB Regional Inservice Center Region 5 Governing Board.

Education: University of Montevallo, bachelors of art in English; University of Alabama at Birmingham, MA secondary education; Samford University, MS instructional leadership.

Main issues: Unfinished learning from COVID, school safety and mental health.

Campaign: www.votevenable.com