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New Vision New Direction
is a group of  candidates for the Guilford County School Board.  Together, these candidates champion a new vision and a new direction for the school system. Their focus is a return to the fundamentals of educating our children, empowering parents, supporting teachers and staff, ensuring student success and security, and promoting financial accountability.

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District 2 – Crissy Pratt:  A National Board-Certified Teacher, Middle Childhood Generalist with a Master of Education degree in Instructional Technology. Crissy is a lifelong educator, with experience working in schools serving economically disadvantaged areas, as well as developing curriculum for virtual learning environments.

 

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District 4 – Linda Welborn:  An incumbent with 9 years’ experience on the board under two superintendents. Linda spent 18 years in the Information Technology sector. Linda is a strong independent voice, well informed on education issues, supports accountability and transparency, and has a record for building relationships and trust with all stakeholders.
 

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District 6 – Tim Andrew:  A retired Marine Corps officer with a Master of Business Administration degree. Tim is a Certified Project Management Professional with a substantial facilities/equipment maintenance background.

"I want to be a voice of reason on the board. Individual board members must work together, and as a Project Management Professional I know how to collaborate with diverse opinions and make sound decisions".

 

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PRESS RELEASE

4 CANDIDATES SET NEW VISION & DIRECTION FOR GCS BOARD OF ED

 

December 15, 2021  GREENSBORO – Today, five candidates have announced they are running together as a team for the five open seats on the Guilford County Board of Education. In November, voters will have the opportunity to vote for 2 candidates: one for their district and one for the at-large seat.

These candidates champion a new vision and a new direction for the school system. Their focus is a return to the fundamentals of educating our children, empowering parents, supporting teachers and staff, ensuring student success and security, and promoting financial accountability. Each candidate brings varied experience that would make the team as a whole a valuable addition to the Board. 

 

The candidates include:

District 2 – Crissy Pratt: A National Board-Certified Teacher, Middle Childhood Generalist with a Master of Education degree in Instructional Technology. Crissy is a lifelong educator, with experience working in schools serving economically disadvantaged areas, as well as developing curriculum for virtual learning environments.

District 4 – Linda Welborn: An incumbent with 9 years’ experience on the board under two superintendents. Linda spent 18 years in the Information Technology sector. Linda is a strong independent voice, well informed on education issues, supports accountability and transparency, and has a record for building relationships and trust with all stakeholders.

District 6 – Tim Andrew: A retired Marine Corps officer with a Master of Business Administration degree. Tim is a Certified Project Management Professional with a substantial facilities/equipment maintenance background.

District 8 - Robert Millican: A Greensboro native who attended five Guilford County Schools, his children (combined), attended an additional six schools. Robert owns a second-generation residential construction company, founded here in 1974.

The candidates are endorsed by Take Back Our Schools-GCS, a non-profit organization of parents and community supporting strong learning environments and safe schools for all.

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Two years ago, I moved to High Point, NC, from the State of Maryland.  I officially retired at the end of 2019, having worked for the Federal Government and for companies with contracts with the Government for approximately forty (40) years. I am a graduate of George Mason University, Annandale, VA with a degree in Business Administration.  I am also a graduate of Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC.  As an attorney for the Federal Government, I practiced administrative and Federal contract law.  During the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown, I started a home-based business/consultancy.

 

I am a member of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of North Carolina.  I serve on the Executive Advisory Council for the Remarkable Speakers Bureau, Greensboro, NC. 

 

I am an enrolled member of the Piscataway Conoy Indian Tribe, Charles County, MD, which is a subtribe of the Delaware.  I have family in Jamestown, NC, Lawndale, NC, in the States of Pennsylvania and Ohio, and throughout the State of Maryland. 

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