Just what you want, right? Another campaign? Not for Congress or Senate or Mayor, but for Montgomery County Board of Education. Shebra Evans, who narrowly lost a hotly contested at large race in 2014 to Jill Ortman-Fouse, is running again, this time for the District 4 seat currently held by Chris Barclay. No word on whether Barclay, who ran an ill-fated campaign for County Council last year, is running for reelection, but speculation has been rampant that he will not run.
Here’s Evans’ press release:
Longtime Montgomery County Education Champion Shebra Evans formally announced today that she has filed as a candidate for Montgomery County Board of Education for District 4.
“After many years working in the education community with and championing for the wonderful people of District 4 and throughout Montgomery County, I am ready to serve as an effective advocate on the Board of Education,” Evans said.
Mrs. Evans’ is known in the community as a collaborator. Her election will be important and impactful as she helps bring the Board of Education together by producing and eliciting ideas that will bring a diverse board and a diverse population together benefiting the entire education community.
Montgomery County is and will continue to be a great place for education as long as we keep our focus on classroom instruction. We should never forget that we are here to help all students achieve. Shebra wants the education community–students, parents, teachers and administrators–to excel. The education community excels with the closing of “opportunity gaps” and the expansion of “education opportunities”. Students excel when they are inspired by dynamic teachers. Parents and teachers excel by listening and working together. All excel with the hiring of and the retention of visionary administrators who view education through a lens beneficial to students, common to parents, compelling to teachers with a singular goal of making a Montgomery County education, the very best it can be.
Shebra has done and continues to do the work needed to advance the education community. She has served in a number of capacities within the educational community.
· PTA member and PTA Officer
· Board of Directors for Montgomery County Council of PTA’s
· MCCPTA Vice President – Educational Issues
· MCCPTA Vice President — Programs
· MCCPTA — Recording Secretary
· Member of the Delegate assembly
· Coordinator Wheaton Cluster
· MCPS – Operating Budget Review Workgroup
· MCPS- Wheaton High Advisory Committee
· MCPS- Math Exam workgroup
· African American Student Achievement Group — Co-leader
In addition to her work with the local schools, Shebra serves in the Children’s Ministry at her church and is actively involved with Girl Scouts of America.
Shebra earned her Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Economics and Finance.
Shebra resides in Silver Spring, MD with her husband, Lawrence, and their two beautiful daughters, Sydney and Sierra.
For more information on Shebra’s campaign events, policy issues, and biography, please visitwww.Shebraevans.com