2010-07-29 / Front Page

Cassandra Campbell announces candidacy for school board seat

CAMPBELL CAMPBELL Cassandra Campbell has announced her candidacy for the District 1 seat on the Wilkes County Board of Education.

“I am a native of Washington-Wilkes and was educated in the Wilkes County school system,” Campbell stated. “I hold an Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education, a Bachelor of Science in Child Psychology, and a Master of Science degree in Counseling and Psychology with a concentration on community counseling.”

Campbell is the mother of one child, William, who is a fifth-grader at Washington-Wilkes Elementary School. She works as the Social Services and Admissions Director for Heritage Health Care of Wilkes in Washington.

Campbell has several years experience in education. “I have worked as a paraprofessional in the Wilkes County school system, Pre-K lead teacher with the McDuffie County Head Start,” she said. “I was also Director of the Alternative School for the McDuffie County school system.”

She has worked with several outreaches to youth. “I have devoted numerous years to mentoring the youth of Wilkes County through various methods of outreach including working with the A-STAR program, Northeast Georgia Girl Scouts, and the Wilkes County JUMP Mentoring program,” she stated. “I am the chairman of the Sharieka Sherrer Leadership Award where two graduates of the W-WCHS Class of 2010 were the recipients.”

Campbell has served for the last four years on the local Board of Trustees for the Mary Willis Library and was recently appointed to the regional Bartram Trail Regional Library board as well. “My experience on this board has equipped me with many skills to effectively serve on the Board of Education,” she said. “I would appreciate the opportunity to serve as your board representative. As your Board of Education representative, I will advocate for all of our youth, insisting that the choices being made are those that are in their best interest. I will also make sure that parents/guardians are aware of the decisions being made. I will work to help determine what is needed to decrease the dropout rate in our county and what alternatives we can offer our students that are having difficulty. Thank you in advance for your support.”

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