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Carolyn N. Graham

Carolyn N. Graham

Office Sought: D.C. Board of Education, President
Age: 60
Residence: Brookland.
Education: M.Ed., Antioch College; MA, public administration, City Univ. of New York; M-Div., New York Theological Seminary.
Occupation: VP, D.C. Board of Educ.; VP, external affairs, Greater SE Comm. Hosp.; assoc. minister, Israel Baptist Church.
Web site: http://www.carolyngraham.com
E-mail address: cgraham114@aol.com

Elected offices/civic activities:

Associate minister, Israel Baptist Church; founder, the Elizabeth Ministry; fellow, National Academy of Public Administration; board member, National Forum of Black Public Administrators.

Why should voters elect you?

"I am the only candidate running who by virtue of my position has a firsthand, practical understanding of the issues that confront our schools."

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"The most urgent issues facing the D.C. public schools are eliminating the achievement gap among all students and stabilizing its executive leadership. Success is contingent upon DCPS's ability to maintain executive leadership; better align the $300 million in special education and eliminate 6 million feet from facilities for reinvestment in the classroom. Pursuing such a strategy will allow DCPS to meet the pressing needs for specialty programs, e.g., vocational education, and new programming in the District for special needs students."

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