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background

  • Birmingham, Ala born and raised

  • Product of North Titusville

  • Attended Washington K-8

  • A.H Parker High School alumnus (c/o 2007)

  • University of West Alabama alumnus (c/o 2011)

  • Bachelor of Science degree (Psychology, minor Journalism)

Leadership

  • Founder of IAmGreatness INC mentoring program

  • Served as co-chair of the Susan G. Komen North Central Ala "Kids for the Cure" committee

  • Served as a committee member for the Sidewalk Film Festival

  • Volunteer instructor for DISCO Poetry Workshops (Putnam Middle School)

  • Volunteer tutor for STAIR Birmingham Reading program (Hudson K-8 & Washington K-8)

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School Board Vision

Backstory: As a student at Washington K-8, I didn't know Virginia Volker was a member of the school board. But I saw her a lot and knew she was somebody important. Mrs. Volker brought a community element to our school. Then there was my dad. In second grade, I wanted to be a Cub Scout. He became the school's Cub Scout leader and later Scoutmaster. He also took on numerous other roles (PTA president, basketball coach, mentor, father figure, etc). 

So what does that have to do with my personal goals as a school board candidate? My answer. Everything.

I care about the youth. I care about Birmingham City Schools. I care about the community as a whole.

Despite never owning a car, I've spent the past nine years being this grassroots servant who finds a way to show up and help others. I've shown up to volunteer at schools, community events, awareness walks/races, etc. The playgrounds at Hemphill Elementary and South Hampton K-8? I helped with those projects too. When Alabama Possible hosted "cash for college" workshops for high school seniors? I went to every school they visited.

"Read Across America" in March? I'm usually found in classroom reading to the students. STAIR needed reading tutors? I signed up.

 

Despite working mostly restaurant jobs, I've taken my hard earn money and poured tons of it into the needs/wants of my mentees. Despite a pandemic shutting down the world, I risked my health by committing time to weekly serve at three mobile food pantries, Community Food Bank, Jimmie Hale Mission, Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank and several other places. Despite a pandemic shutting down the world, I sent out emails to speak up for the BCS student body.

Point is. I refuse to give potential voters a list of promises. I've never been the type to follow the crowd. What I can give, however, is a pure and honest me. I can show you glimpses of my service in the community and (most importantly) service as it relates to education.

 

If elected, I'm confident that I can be the best school board member you've ever seen.

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Community Service
(2012-2021)

  • Alabama EDsers

  • Alabama Possible

  • Alzheimer's Association Alabama

  • American Red Cross

  • Birmingham Aids Outreach

  • Birmingham Bowl

  • Birmingham Education Foundation

  • Bundles of Diaper Bank

  • Cahaba River Society

  • Christian Service Mission

  • Community Food Bank of Central Ala

  • Desert Island Supply Co (DISCO) Poetry Workshops

  • Firehouse Shelter

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    Jimmie Hale Mission

  • Mercedes Marathon

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Ala-MS chapter)

  • Operation Christmas Child

  • Pathways Home

  • Peach Bowl (Atlanta)

  • Ronald McDonald House

  • Rumpshaker 5K for Colon Cancer Awareness

  • Salvation Army

  • Samaritan's Feet

  • Sidewalk Film Festival

  • STAIR Birmingham

  • Susan G. Komen North Central

  • United Way

  • YWCA

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