In her campaign press release, Evans doesn't directly mention her support of the old diversity policy that has caused her to frequently rip into Margiotta at board meetings. The certified public accountant, business owner and longtime school volunteer, gets at it indirectly by praising Wake as having been in the past a "national model for excellence" and warning about how polarizing the board has become.
“I believe that having a Board of Education that is willing to listen effectively to one another and the community, while giving thoughtful consideration to finding non-polarizing solutions, will be the key to moving Wake County Public Schools forward in the best possible direction,” says Evans in her campaign announcement.
Evans doesn't have any current children in the school system. Her daughters, who were magnet students, have graduated.
Among the things she touts in her release, Evans describes herself as a "engaged advocate for Wake County public schools through participation in public comment through Board of Education meetings."
Evans has frequently lashed into the board over the past 19 months on things such as dropping the diversity policy, the student reassignment changes approved this year, not asking for more school funding and the redistricting process for board boundaries.
Evans also notes in her release that she's been "active in social justice issues within the Methodist church."
BTW, Evans is a Democrat.