Meet the School Board Candidates: Anson Knowles (District 3)

Meet the School Board Candidates: Anson Knowles (District 3)

Q. What made you want to run for this office? I became aware of several agency failures within the Huntsville City School System leadership during August of 2013. Following my discoveries I wrote a letter to the current Huntsville City School Board member for District 3 Jennie Robinson. I made the decision to run for(…)

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Meet the School Board Candidates: Kathie Rooker (District 3)

Meet the School Board Candidates: Kathie Rooker (District 3)

Q. What made you want to run for this office? My decision to run for the Huntsville City School Board is based on my concern for Huntsville and our school district. We get one chance at getting it right educating the children of Huntsville. Years are not repeated, concepts are not revisited, youth is not(…)

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Meet the School Board Candidates: Pat Sanders (District 3)

Meet the School Board Candidates: Pat Sanders (District 3)

Q. What made you want to run for this office? I have been very involved in Mt. Gap School where my children attended. Two-and-a-half years ago when everything was changing, I talked to the principal and the teachers, and they had no idea what was happening. I feel like there was a break in communications(…)

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Meet the School Board Candidates: Kimberly Battle (District 4)

Meet the School Board Candidates: Kimberly Battle (District 4)

Q. What made you run for this office? I am running for office because I understand the importance public education has on our quality of life, economic vitality, and neighborhood stability. In this time of progress for Huntsville City Schools, it is important that we have engaged, capable, competent, and collaborative leadership on the school(…)

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Meet the School Board Candidates: Walker McGinnis (District 4)

Meet the School Board Candidates: Walker McGinnis (District 4)

Q. What made you want to run for this office? It’s a critical time for Huntsville City Schools. I feel I have the demonstrated credentials to represent District 4 on the board. It’s time for positive steps to be taken from a united board and not waste time with useless rhetoric that really doesn’t get(…)

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A Pep Talk for the Parents of a New Kindergartner

A Pep Talk for the Parents of a New Kindergartner

Let me guess. You’re excited and sad at the same time, and maybe just the tiniest bit anxious. You’re worried that your precious baby won’t fit in, or that they won’t make friends, or that they’ll miss you, or you’ll miss them. You’re worried that their teacher won’t love them as much as you do (they won’t). That they aren’t ready, that school will suck all the creativity and joy out of your child, that you aren’t ready.

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