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    Joseph Dale Fish

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    Charles McKellar

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    Judy D. Musgrave

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    Joseph (Joe) Sorce

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    Greg West

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What are your top 2 or 3 priorities for action on the Board of Education? (40 words max)

What policies, if any, are needed to ensure equal access to learning for undocumented students and other students who face possible discrimination from students, school personnel, or others? (30 words max)

Explain your position on allowing trained teachers to be armed in classrooms. (briefly respond in 15 words maximum)

Experience (35 words max) Served 22 Years as an Intelligence Officer and several years in government as an intelligence/security specialist in the special operations community; I have a doctorate in education; currently an adjunct professor at Campbell University.
Implement seamless collaboration between the CCSS and the community; continue to enhance and implement stringent security practices to protect our students and schools; analyze and provide insight to the CCSS legislative priorities; use limited class time wisely
Equal access requires awareness and a buy-in from the CCSS, the community and the Schools' leadership. Create a comprehensive and standardized training program outlining guidelines and consistency in execution.
I support concealed carry with properly trained teachers with clearly stated Rules of Engagement.
Experience (35 words max) B.A. degree in Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University. Served honorably the United States Air Force for 31 years (retired). Served 10 years as a Guardian Ad Litem (Cumberland County). FTCC instructor (14 years).
3 favorite endorsements for this election Cumberland County Democratic Party; Cumberland County Association of Educators
My top priority is to focus on teachers and students as the center of my commitment to public schools. My second priority is to recruit teachers that understand student diversity and development and will bring that knowledge to their classrooms.
None. Policy Code 1710/4021/7230 Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying are to prevent students from facing discrimination. The board will not tolerate any form of unlawful discrimination, harassment or Bullying.
I am against arming teachers in our schools. Resource officers are my direction.
Experience (35 words max) Secondary Mathematics Specialist (Cumberland County Schools); Adjunct professor of mathematics and methods (FSU); Governor’s Award for mathematics; John Winters academic excellence award in chemistry (Shaw University); Over 40 years teaching experience
I will continue to provide workable solutions to improve the quality of teaching and learning for students, the shrinking level of respect and appreciation of teachers, and the lack of communication and collaboration among parents, teachers, and the community.
Policies that consistently distribute resources across socio-economic and demographic lines, show deliberate concern for all populations, and will help equalize access and provide for all educators and students.
Increased measures of school safety are needed; however, arming teachers is not a feasible option.
Experience (35 words max) • President Cumberland County Association of Educators • Every Student Succeeds Act Committee member for Cumberland County Schools • Graduate of Fayetteville State’s Institute for Community Leadership • Member of The Pathways for Prosperity initiative
3 favorite endorsements for this election CCAE
• Insuring our students’ have a quality educator to facilitate their learning • All staff being treated with the professionalism they deserve • Providing job-based/job-skilled learning opportunities for our students • Increasing positive experiences for students
Enforcing Non-Bullying and Harassment Policies in each of our schools.
Our schools need resources to address the social and emotion needs of our school children, not guns!
Experience (35 words max) I have been elected four times at-large to represent Cumberland County. I have been chosen Chairman four times by my colleagues. I am a local business owner and my children attend our public schools.
3 favorite endorsements for this election Wife, Children, Mother
Develop a new five-year strategic plan, increase safety & security, increased vocational opportunities, more parent & community involvement. More exposure to arts and music at earlier grades. Increase teacher and staff pay.
The correct policies for equal access are in place. We just need to increase staff training and be more vigilant in looking for instances of discrimination and intolerance.
Trained law enforcement professionals (SROs) should be the only armed people on campus.