2021 Birmingham City Election

Mary Boehm, BIrmingham Board of Education D3

Mary Boehm

Birmingham Board of Education, District 3

Mary Boehm
Age: 68
Residence: Birmingham
Political experience: Elected to District 3 Board of Education, 2017
Professional experience: YWCA, 1986-1989; Alabama Power Foundation, 1989-1997; BellSouth/BellSouth Foundation,1997-2007; A+ College Ready, 2007-2017
Civic experience: Board of directors, Ruffner Mountain Nature Center; chairman of volunteers, American Red Cross; YWCA junior board; chairman of Mayor’s Task Force on Refugee Resettlement; member and community adviser of Junior League of Birmingham; founding board member of Voices for Alabama’s Children; Leadership Birmingham; Leadership Alabama; and ex-officio board member of A+ Education Partnership
Education: Bachelor’s degree, biology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1978
Significant endorsements:  none
Top contributors: Chris Boehm, $500; Kathryn Miree, $250; James F. Hughey Jr., $150
Main issues: Continue implementation of BCS Strategic Plan with focus on increasing academic rigor, accountability, and social and emotional learning; address requirement of Alabama Accountability Act that third-grade students read at grade level or be held back; utilize $185M in CARES Act Funding in innovative ways to transform teaching and learning; reverse student enrollment losses and expand the number of students that attend Pre-K program; engage the community in support of  the goals of the superintendent and his leadership team