2021 Birmingham City Election

Terri Michal, BBOE D2

Birmingham Board of Education, District 2

Terri Michal (incumbent)

Age: 56

Residence: Birmingham

Political experience: Elected to school board in 2017 representing District 2.

Professional experience: Employed by Birmingham American Federation of Teachers since 2014

Civic experience: Co-chair, Moral Monday, a movement begun by the South Carolina NAACP; member BATA, a national organization that advocates for public education, since 2013; founded SOS, Support Our Students, in 2012; member of Forward Alabama Arise; member New South Coalition, Jefferson County.

Education: Attended Purdue University

Significant endorsements: Network for Public Education, Alabama New South Alliance, Working Families Party, CWA Local 3902 (Communication Workers of America), Central Alabama Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

Top Contributors: Wayne Reynolds, $500; Barbara White, Rod Scott, Eddgra Fallin, $100.

Main issues: She advocates for having a wider variety of options for workplace development and more students to take part. She said the workforce development center on Sixth Avenue South can handle 200 students but typically has 15. She wants to use Cares Act funds not only for remediation but also for mental health and social emotional learning programs, counselors and nurses. “I believe we need to build capacity in that area so we can serve the needs of our own students and not rely on other organizations, that’s why I will be advocating for at least another $7 million to go toward those services.”

Campaign Contacts: TeamTerri2021@gmail.com, Facebook.com/TeamTerri2021 and www.TeamTerri2021.com