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Hanes Burke, Woodbury to fill vacant BOE seats

Hanes Burke, Woodbury to fill vacant BOE seats
May 10
09:48 2018

Barbara Hanes Burke and Malishai “Shai” Woodbury will fill the vacant seats in District 1 of the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Board of Education.

In Tuesday’s primary election, Hanes Burke and Woodbury were the top vote-getters in the five-candidate race for the two seats left by Victor Johnson and Deanna Taylor, incumbent school board members who didn’t run for re-election.

Hanes Burke has over 20 years experience in education and currently serves as an assistant principal at Carver High School. Her plans for the school board include closing the achievement gap, creating more career and community connections for students and increasing career opportunities for students.

Woodbury, a 1992 graduate of Carver, currently serves as project coordinator for the Guilford County School System. As a member of the Carver High School Alumni Association and other grassroots organizations in Forsyth County, Woodbury has fought for the well-being of students in the area for over a decade.

During an open forum held last month, Woodbury mentioned her focus as a board member will be on making policy changes that impact students.

Attempts to reach Hanes Burke and Woodbury at the time of publication were unsuccessful.
Final precincts reports showed Hanes Burke received 32.96 percent of the vote while Woodbury received 24.31 percent.

Alex Bohannon, who was endorsed by The Chronicle along with Hanes Burke, received 17.18 percent of the vote.

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