New faces, but same partisan makeup for Guilford County Board of Education

GREENSBORO — Guilford County’s Board of Education will see some new faces, but its partisan makeup will stay the same: seven Democrats, three Republicans. 



In the countywide, at-large race, Democrat Alan Sherouse gained with 55% of the vote, based on full but unofficial outcomes. Republican Demetria Carter took 45%.Sherouse is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Greensboro. In their campaigns, Sherouse and Carter typically stood out as full opposites of their views on social points. For instance, whereas Carter stated that she was “appalled on the LGBTQ agenda in our faculties” and that lecturers shouldn’t reveal their sexual orientations, Sherouse in the meantime emphasised that faculties ought to be protected locations for LGBTQ college students and for college students from all differing types of households, and he stated lecturers ought to be happy to share their sexual orientation, for instance, having the ability to show footage of their associate within the classroom.

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And whereas Carter was recruited to run by members of the group Take Back Our Schools-GCS, Sherouse stated his run was partly motivated by seeing “all of our faculties threatened,” by a bigger “regressive” motion concentrating on faculties that he sees as represented regionally by the group. Sherouse will fill the seat held by Democrat Winston McGregor, who selected to not run for reelection. McGregor can also be the board’s vice chairwoman, a job that the board members elect from inside their very own ranks.District 2

Crissy Pratt

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Republican Crissy Pratt gained with 58.5% of the vote, based on full but unofficial outcomes. Democrat Amanda Cook took 41.5%.Pratt stated she is a former fifth, sixth, and seventh grade instructor and beforehand taught in faculties close to Washington, D.C. More not too long ago, she’s labored in on-line training, together with as head of curriculum for a worldwide firm. She additionally stated she is director of tutorial design for an organization referred to as Pansophic Learning, for whom she is managing the manufacturing of Ok-5 on-line math lessons.Pratt stated she’s not a fan of party-line votes on the college board and that extra time in-built for dialogue may result in extra cross-party persuasion. She stated concern over district tutorial efficiency outcomes additionally helped inspire her to run.Pratt will fill the seat held by Republican Anita Sharpe, who didn’t run for one other time period. District 4



Incumbent Linda Welborn gained with 52% of the vote Tuesday, based on full but unofficial outcomes. Deon Clark took 48%.Welborn first gained election to the college board in 2012. She stated she needs to see the college board stronger in guiding the district’s route and in serving as a verify and stability on the alternatives of the superintendent and college administration.District 6


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Democrat Khem Irby gained with 52.5% of the vote, based on full but unofficial outcomes. Republican Tim Andrew took 47.5%.Irby has served on the board since 2018. She beforehand labored within the district’s afterschool care program and has held management roles with training advocacy teams reminiscent of Parents Across America and The Mothers’ Agenda of New York.Irby’s objectives for the district embrace persevering with to advocate for instructor pay and workers salaries, persevering with to broaden pupil decisions so far as what faculties and packages they will attend, and persevering with to shut the hole on the literacy studying loss accrued through the pandemic.District 8


Board of Education Chairwoman Deena Hayes-Greene, who represents District 8, had no opposition on the poll in both the first or common election and can preserve her seat on the board.The winners can be sworn in to their positions on the first board assembly in December. The board’s 5 different seats weren’t up for reelection. However, the board must fill one of these seats after Republican Board Member Pat Tillman gained a seat on the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. Tillman has stated that his understanding is that the Guilford County Republican Party would choose somebody to fill his District 3 college board seat, after which the Board of Education would vote on that choose. 
Contact Jessie Pounds at 336-373-7002 and observe @JessiePounds on Twitter.​

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