Sandra Kelly Brown

Birmingham Board of Education, District 9

Sandra Kelley Brown

Sandra Kelly Brown

Age: 70

Political experience: Member, Birmingham Board of Education, District 9, 2013-present.

Professional experience: Employee, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, 1973-1997; part-time employee, The Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau, 2007-2017.

Civic experience: Has been president, vice president and secretary of the North Birmingham Neighborhood Association; Has been vice president of the Birmingham Citizen Advisory Board.

Education: Lewis Elementary; George Washington Carver High School; Western Olin Vocational School.

Top contributors: Bloc Global Real Estate, $1,000; Robert Kelly, $600; Master Solution, $200; Giles Perkins, $200; Fannie Watson, $100.

Main issues: “I am concerned about working with our new superintendent to bring our academics up in our schools so that the students and parents can be proud of our school system. I would also like to see more accountability in our system when it comes to our leaders and staff. If elected, I would like to work to see more parental and community engagement in our schools. There is much work to be done, the problem is getting the people involved in the work. The board and the superintendent will have to work together in order to move our system in the right direction and (ensure) our students get the education they deserve.”