Phone – 404-752-6758
[A] lifelong resident of SW Atlanta, I am a product of the Atlanta Public Schools system … Fours years of formal academia at Boston College School of Management, majoring in Computer Science has enabled 30+ years in the IT software development profession, with the past 13 years as an IT Project Manager responsible for successfully managing software development projects up to $5 million dollars. … [He] served as a member of the Local School Council at Continental Colony Elementary School … as a member of the Board of Directors for a non-profit, The Exception Campaign, Inc., … served as a member of Atlanta Police Department, Zone 4 Citizen Advisory Board and Fulton county District Attorney’s Office Citizens’ Court Watcher.
We have to break through our kind of private idea that children belong to their families and recognize that children belong to whole communities. Once it’s everyone’s responsibility, and not just the households, then we can start making better investments in the community and schools.
- Student achievement: Reducing dropout rate & increasing graduation rate.
- Equity of educational services and resources.
- Parental accountability and engagement.
- Supporting educators: Attract & retain quality teachers.
- School & student safety: Discipline policy reform.
- Cultivating a transparent & ethical organization
Position on Revenues and Taxes
Position on Deficit Spending and General Fund Reserves
Position on Allocation of Resources
[I]t is important that the APS system be operated as efficiently as possible so that every student in every classroom at every school has the opportunities to learn in a safe environment of excellence.
Position on Class Size Waivers and Average Class Size
Position on the Budget Process
Position on Overcapacity Issues and School Closings
Position on Board’s Oversight Responsibilities
Position on Charter Schools
Position on Other Issues that Have Financial Implications