My name is Merchon Green.  I am born and raised in Indian River County.  I attended and graduated from Indian River County Public Schools where I played basketball, volleyball and was involved in student council. I later went on to attend Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida where I received a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems. Then, Southern University Law Center where I received a Juris Doctorate in Law.

Last year, I started Pioneering Change, Inc.  Pioneering Change is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to changing the dynamics of our community by establishing unity and strengthening citizens through teamwork, education, empowerment, entrepreneurship, civic duty, political and community involvement. After having several meeting with the community, I learned that our educational system was a big concern of theirs.   I joined school district committees, spoke at school board meetings and advocated on behalf of students.  I am running for School Board because I want to do more than advocate; I would like to effectuate change.

As District 2 School Board Representative, I plan to raise the bar on our educational standards and strengthen the support being provided. Currently, only 54% of 4th grade students are reading on grade level or above. And only 52% of 10th grade students are reading on grade level of above. That means 1 out of 2 10th grade students is struggling to read.  In two years they will graduate and enter the real world.  How will they survive?  Will they be able to find gainful employment? What horrible things to be uncertain about. Those scores were the reason I decided to run for School Board. Our students deserve a quality education.

It is time that the Administration and the Superintendent is evaluated by the successes and failures of our students.   Each student should have access to an equitable education.  Our students are our first priority and they deserve a world class education. I plan to ensure they receive just that by advocating for the hiring, training and retention of good teachers, especially those that live in our area. I will also advocate for better training for our teachers and more support for our teachers and students.  As best practices of teaching and engaging our students evolve, so should our district's practices.  The technology in our schools should evolve as well.  We have to create a positive learning environment where teachers enjoy teaching and students enjoy learning. A positive learning environment is a thriving learning environment.  

I also plan to bridge the gap between the School District, the Board and the community. We all know that education goes beyond the classroom. As the District 2 representative, I will ensure that the community is informed of the performance and activities of our school district and board. I plan to create more opportunities for parents, students, teachers and community members to get involved.  I will also work to make it easier for them to access information. We are all a very important part of ensuring our children are successful in the classroom. We must work together to ensure that they achieve success.

However, none of that can happen without your assistance.  In order to run a successful campaign, I must raise money to fund my campaign.  If you support my beliefs and the positive impact I desire to have on our school district, PLEASE DONATE! 

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    “I've seen Merchon fighting for change in Indian River County, and she's knowledgeable, a strong force, and motivational! I think she's got what our school board needs, so I'm proud to support her. Go, Merchon!”

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    “Merchon is an intelligent and energetic leader. I believe in her.”

April 17, 2018

Thank You

I would like to thank each and every one of you who has donated to my campaign.  I am extremely grateful to have people who believe in me and support my desires to fight for the parents and students of Indian River County.

I have received my first batch of shirts and is now ordering more signs. I am also fundraising toward an advertising goal of $1500.  Please share this email and my donation page with your friends and family. I greatly need your assistance to meet this goal.

Thank you for your continued support.


March 4, 2018

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