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When people are looking for a home, one of the first questions we hear is: “Are there good schools in the area?” We at Amanda Howard Real Estate believe quality schools are the foundation of any community and that the only way to improve education is to support quality leaders. That’s why today we have special guest Kimberly Battle on our video blog to discuss why she would be a great fit for the District 4 Huntsville City School Board.
Kimberly is running because she believes that education is important for the economic vitality, quality of life, and neighborhood stability of the Huntsville community. In a school system going through a transition like ours, it’s important to have an engaged leader that provides capable, competent, and collaborative leadership.
Although not a traditional educator, Kimberly has a wealth of experience she thinks will translate to effective school board leadership. She has spent over 21 years as a student in public education and earning advanced degrees. Since graduating, she has been an active and engaged member of the Huntsville community, serving as a mentor, tutor, and advocate of programs and activities in science, technology, engineering, and math for the past 8 years.
One of Kimberly’s big goals is to improve the board’s internal and external communication. Internally, she hopes to streamline the communication between the central office and principals and educators in order to make it more consistent and effective. She feels that educators on the ground need clear lines of communication so that their feedback is heard by the central office. Externally, she hopes to empower the parent-teacher association so that parents can effectively communicate with schools and vice versa. As a whole, communication between school related committees and the community needs to be more seamless – Kimberly hopes to provide the framework to make that happen.
The education system of Huntsville is a huge and important part of our community. That’s why it’s crucial to go out and VOTE on August 26! We know we’ll be voting for Kimberly Battle for the Huntsville City School Board, District 4!