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Garner-Coleman qualifies for School Board ballot in ED-3

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SoVaNow.com / April 13, 2017
Sandra Garner-Coleman says she wants to do her part to make life better for children of Halifax County — and she hopes to do that by serving as ED-3 representative to the Halifax County School Board.

Garner-Coleman, who has spent 40 years working in education, has qualified for the November ballot for School Board. She currently works at Camp 23 in the Sinai area, where she tutors inmates who are working towards their GEDs.

She holds a Master’s degree in adult and higher education and taught in Texas and California before working at Halifax County High School for 22 years as lead teacher in the math and computer technology departments. She left the school in 2015.

Garner-Coleman offered high praise for local teachers, saying they are being asked to do more with less. However, she believes that with a team effort from teachers, administrators, parents and students, the county has a wealth of opportunities from which to draw.

By integrating the efforts of all and encouraging greater dialogue, money will not be the motivating factor. “We need to see that our parents are acting in a proactive way and stop talking and start doing,” she says.

The mission of the schools is to create a wholesome education for all children from K-12, she said.

If elected, Coleman vows to be an advocate for students and a voice for teachers.

She plans to knock on the doors of her constituents and visit many of the local churches, telling them of her plans for the future of local schools.

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