Youngstown school board candidates
Home: 1385 Kenneth St.
Education: A master’s of business administration and bachelor of science in combined science, both from Youngstown State University, East High School graduate.
Employment: Self-employed, preparing young adults for the GED test.
Family: Widow, two adult children.
Priority: Community involvement. Inclusion of African and African-Amercian history in the curriculum. Extension of the school day and perhaps even the school year.
LOCK P. BEACHUM SR.*
Home: 915 Colby Ave.
Education: Advanced studies at Kent State University; master of science in secondary administration from Youngstown State University; and bachelor of science in education from Fayetteville University.
Employment: Retired Youngstown City Schools principal.
Family: Wife, Janice; two adult children.
Priority: To continue working with the superintendent and the board of education members to move the district into academic excellence.
Home: 341 Cabot St.
Education: Bachelor of arts in philosophy from Thiel College.
Employment: Consultant and community advocate.
Family: One son, Ronald Shadd.
Priority: Student achievement: improving upon the graduation rate, maintaining locally controlled school district. Education to workforce: having students be prepared for employment, training and post-secondary educational endeavors. Supporting staff and faculty. Community involvement from supportive services to career exploration opportunities. Parent involvement with an emphasis on father and involvement.
Home: 733 Fairmont Ave.
Education: Student at Youngstown State University, Chaney High School graduate.
Employment: Grass-roots activist.
Family: None provided.
Priority: Schools students will love to learn in. Lunches using local produce. After school programs for both students and adults.
Age: Not provided.
Home: 4419 Market St.
Education: Master’s degree in administration, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Mich.; bachelor’s in organizational management, Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, Ohio; associate in applied science in real estate, Hondros College, Columbus; graduate of East High School.
Employment: Mahoning County deputy sheriff for 23 years.
Priority: To achieve academic excellence in the Youngstown City Schools. To increase enrollment of the schools, To assist the schools in dealing with a shrinking budget by helping the school system to become more efficient and more fiscally responsible.