I’m a product of Gwinnett County Public Schools: I attended Shiloh Elementary, Middle and High. When I left for college, I always planned to come back and have a positive impact in the community that gave me so many opportunities to succeed. I’m running for school board because I want to ensure that every student in the county is best served by the education we provide them.

For me, my parents and teachers made the difference in pushing me to excel. Through their support, I was able to graduate from Shiloh, Harvard College and Stanford University. After college, I chose to come home and teach math at KIPP Atlanta Collegiate High School. Those years in the classroom showed me how much additional support teachers need in order to deliver high-quality instruction each day, and I think it is important that our Board has members with direct experience of teaching our students.

Overseeing a system that serves 180,000 students will be complex, and I believe that educating our students takes a village. My experience working with superintendents and academic chiefs across the country affirms that schools perform well when their parents and students are engaged as partners in the decision-making process. We should all know what is going on in our district and how the decisions that the Board makes will impact our students and their futures. I am committed to using relevant data to inform the decisions that we make on the board and to gathering and sharing information transparently and frequently.

Lastly, I’m excited for what this election could represent for our district. If elected, we would make history by electing the first person of color to the Board - a Board that serves a system where 3 out of 4 students are students of color. In order to make this happen, I need your support. Any contribution you can give will make a huge difference for our students. 

Thank you for considering. And, as always, I look forward to hearing your thoughts, suggestions and questions.

Yours in service,

EJ


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    “As a teacher and a mother, I am endorsing Everton Blair for his experience and his vision for the county. He has chosen to come back to his hometown to give back to the community and school system that gave him his start. I am thoroughly impressed by his story and dedication!”

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    “Everton’s background and priorities make him an excellent candidate for Gwinnett County’s school board. Everton understands that schools are more than just students and teachers, but reflections of a community’s priorities, values, and diversity. As a person of color and product of the school systems of metro Atlanta myself, I am confident that Everton as an evidence-based educator and policy maker will bring fresh ideas and integrity into metro Atlanta’s schools. I endorse Everton’s campaign for school board and recommend lending his campaign the financial support it needs to win this November.”

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    “Its time to bring some fresh thinking and young blood to the board. We've suffered for too long with board members who have not been in public school in decades. I'M IN FOR EVERTON!!”

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    “It's great to see a pass student giving back to his community. He understand what improvements are needed for the school system. Thanks for running”

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    “We need a Strong educated young man who is a product of the community!”

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    “Everton has always shown real passion and commitment to education. He is intelligent, ambitious, and a natural leader, and I am excited for his opportunity to make real impact in his community.”

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    “I endorse Everton Blair because he is an impressive history of education excellence. We need more people like Everton running at all levels of government ! School board today.....Oval Office in the near future!!!!”

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    “As a teacher and a mother, I am endorsing Everton Blair for his experience and his vision for the county. He has chosen to come back to his hometown to give back to the community and school system that gave him his start. I am thoroughly impressed by his story and dedication!”

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    “Everton is a highly capable leader with strong character and a passion for education. Everything Everton does is done at a high level and with outstanding results. He is diligent, intelligent, and driven to improve his community.”

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    “Everton’s background and priorities make him an excellent candidate for Gwinnett County’s school board. Everton understands that schools are more than just students and teachers, but reflections of a community’s priorities, values, and diversity. As a person of color and product of the school systems of metro Atlanta myself, I am confident that Everton as an evidence-based educator and policy maker will bring fresh ideas and integrity into metro Atlanta’s schools. I endorse Everton’s campaign for school board and recommend lending his campaign the financial support it needs to win this November.”