I am Nancy Jester and I am running for the Dekalb Board of Education, District 1 this November 2nd. I am a concerned taxpayer and a proud, involved, public school parent. I have worked as an actuarial consultant, served on a non-profit board and was the treasurer of a professional association. I am the current Chair of the Hawthorne Elementary School Council and a founding member of the Hawthorne Elementary School Foundation.
The recent financial and ethical crises our district is facing are demonstrable proof of the need for new leadership on the Board of Education (BOE). All taxpayer resources deserve to be safeguarded and used with the highest level of integrity. There is no more important public investment than education and, as such, elected officials entrusted with leading this endeavor owe a special measure of trust, transparency, accountability, accessibility, efficiency and effectiveness to their constituents. It is time for the BOE to acknowledge the broken trust that exists between the Board and the community.
It is time for the board to be replenished with new representatives that understand the current physical, technological and educational challenges in our schools. As a board member, I intend to vigorously pursue my oversight responsibilities, ask critical questions, examine data firsthand and insure that proper controls and procedures are put in place to prevent fraud and mismanagement. Our district needs a fresh start with new leadership that has innovative ideas focused on the classroom and not district management. During this campaign, I look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 678.360.1148.
2718 Eaton Place
Atlanta, GA 30341