Equity in Education

EQUITY IN EDUCATION ENDORSES CANDIDATES FOR AT-LARGE ATLANTA SCHOOL BOARD RACE

Classroom Teachers Alfred ‘Shivy’ Brooks, Seat 7, and Nkoyo Effiong Lewis, Seat 9, Endorsed by Equity in Education 

ATLANTA — On Tuesday, October 3, Equity in Education (EiE) announced the endorsement of At-Large Atlanta School Board Candidates Alfred ‘Shivy’ Brooks, Seat 7, and Nkoyo Effiong Lewis, Seat 9. EiE is proud to support candidates who will bring their experience as classroom teachers and deeply engaged community members to the Atlanta Board of Education. 

 

Alfred ‘Shivy’ Brooks, Seat 7, if elected, will make history by becoming the first active teacher to serve on the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education. Brooks has taught in the classroom for over 10 years, in addition to navigating APS as a father to two students. We believe having an active educator on the board can help create more effective policy by taking educators’ daily experiences into account. 

 

While serving as a fourth-grade teacher Nkoyo Effiong Lewis, Seat 9, helped her students grow nearly two reading levels on average in one year. With only 37 % of the District’s students reading proficiently, the Board would benefit from an educator who has delivered results. EiE is aligned with Lewis’ vision of an APS where every cluster, classroom, and child receives equitable access to the District’s resources. 

 

All qualified candidates were invited to participate in Equity in Education’s Endorsement Process with the option to accept or decline. Prior to endorsement, candidates were required to submit an application for endorsement as well as undergo an in-person interview. 

 

“We believe in investing in bold leaders, and Brooks and Lewis pass the test” said EiE Executive Director Anthony Wilson. 

 

About Equity in Education

Equity in Education (EiE) exists to ensure equity is the foundation for every stakeholder in Atlanta so that all young people have access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to live full lives. We empower communities, advance equitable policies and invest in bold leaders.

 

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For more information, contact Ikhlas Saleem by phone at (404) 814-7197 ext. 108 or by email at ikhlas@edequityatl.org