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By Julian Peeples

Across California, educators are rising to answer another call to public service – by running for election to school boards this November.

Seeking to bring their knowledge and experience about schools and education to school boards in their home communities, these educators are stepping up to build the schools all students deserve as elected policymakers. We’ll be spotlighting a number of educators running for school board here at the digital home of California Educator as the November Election approaches.

Meet one of these education champions: Amie Stewart, middle school physical education teacher and member of Teachers Association of Paramount, who is running for Bellflower Unified School Board.

Why are you running for election?

I felt I needed to get more involved in my community. I wanted to serve the community that raised me and prepared me for my future in education.

What are your top priorities for the school district?

Build trust with our community, improve communication, restore a sense of pride and confidence in our district, hire strong leaders, prepare students now for careers in the global economy, and provide support so our students can be successful in college or careers.

Why did you decide that now is the time to serve your community as an elected official?

I believe my community has been asking for but not receiving the support they deserve, and I want to try and help make a difference. We need to work with our labor unions and educational partners and I believe I can help us improve in those areas.

What would you like to say to your fellow CTA members about running for elected office?

It is a lot of work, a lot of long hours, phone calls and research – and it is all worth it. I am humbled to have met so many people in my community that I didn’t know before. It feels amazing to be more involved and give back to serve others. I love the people I get to work with and I believe I have made lifelong friends in this process.

Instagram: @AmieStewartForSchoolBoard

The Discussion 3 comments Post a Comment

  1. Jennifer Wix says...

    I used to be a Dem, but their policies are harmful to women and girls especially.

  2. Leo Aguilar says...

    You would really have to be utterly dense not to see how our Democrat friends have taken this state and turned it into an out house. It is not just a shame, but it is a downright disaster. Kids learning garbage rather than academics, homeless people everywhere, drugs, gangs, death and more. All Democrat born! Time to rid ourselves of this mess of Democrat policy, unless you want more of the same.

  3. Leo Aguilar says...

    Which one will determine the outcome of the vote. What has been done to our children from within our educational institutions is an atrocity. Democrats are largely, if not fully responsible. Just look at what our state has become from what it used to be. No more Democrat BS!!

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