The candidate filing period hasn't even begun yet but Wake Schools Community Alliance announced today that it's endorsing Deborah Prickett for Wake's District 7 school board seat.
In the press release, the group cites Prickett's support for WSCA's objectives, her experience as an educator and her perspective as a parent who has gone through mandatory year-round and reassignment.
"Deborah [Prickett's] commitment to our core beliefs is beyond question," said Joe Ciulla, a member of WSCA's steering committee, in the press release. "Deborah has been an outspoken proponent of positive change in our school system, having helped organize her neighborhood to advocate for their schoolchildren, and speaking out through letters to the N&O editor and her comments at Wake County School Board public hearings."
Prickett announced her candidacy on Wednesday. The filing period for candidates won't begin in Wake until July 6 and no one else has announce yet for the District 7 seat.
Here's the press release:
WSCA Endorses Deborah Prickett for Wake County School Board District 7
Wake Schools Community Alliance (WSCA) is pleased to endorse Mrs. Deborah Prickett for Wake County School Board District 7. Mrs. Prickett announced her candidacy on May 6th.
Deborah Prickett supports Wake Schools Community Alliance (WSCA) objectives of:
* Academic success as the first priority for ALL Wake County students
* Stable neighborhood schools in a community model
* Voluntary calendar options for all families
* School Board candidates/representatives who will move forward with innovative solutions
We could not ask for a better candidate than Deborah Prickett. Joe Ciulla, a WSCA Steering Committee member, stated that "Deborah [Prickett's] commitment to our core beliefs is beyond question. Deborah has been an outspoken proponent of positive change in our school system, having helped organize her neighborhood to advocate for their schoolchildren, and speaking out through letters to the N&O editor and her comments at Wake County School Board public hearings."
Deborah Prickett brings 26 years of experience working in Wake County Public Schools and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She is also a parent of a child in the Wake County School system, and has personal experience with Mandatory Year Round calendars and school reassignment. This combination of educational experience and parental perspective will help make Deborah an outstanding representative for District 7 and all of Wake County.
WSCA has an open invitation to all Wake County citizens to join our group and help achieve our immediate goal of electing four new School Board members who will remember that citizens are at the top, not bottom, of the government organization chart. Our next meeting is Saturday, May 9th, in Morrisville. All Wake County citizens are welcome, and we especially encourage voters in District 7 to come to the meeting and meet Deborah Prickett. Please visit our web site at www.wakesca.org to learn more about WSCA .