Lock Beachum

Running for
ResidenceYoungstown, OH
EducationReceived a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Fayetteville University, a Master of Science in Secondary Administration from Youngstown State University and further advanced studies at Kent State University. A member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
EmployerCurrently serving as Youngstown Board of Education Member
FamilyWife: Janice
2 children: Lock P. Beachum, Jr. and Janise
Family in office?none
Reasons for running"I'm concerned" about the quality of the candidates who filed. Youngstown City Schools are at a critical point, and I've been on the board for 16 years. The superintendent is going to need all the support he can get. I want to make sure he has the necessary people on the Board to fulfill his obligations in making the district successful and achieving academic excellence. If that doesn't happen, we'll lose the district and it will be taken over by the state.
Priorities To continue working with the Superintendent and Board of Education members to move the district into academic excellence.
QualificationsPrevious educator/administrator in Youngstown City Schools and have served for 16 years on the Youngstown City School Board and recently completed two terms as board president. I am the board representative to the Ohio Black Caucus and Youngstown Early College, the Academic Distress Commission, National School Board Association and I serve on the Curriculum/Extra Curricular/Sports Committee. I served as President of Youngstown Area Urban League, McGuffey Center Inc., Youngstown Community Action Center, Inc., and Mahoning County Drug Clinic. I served as Immediate Past Chair of the Council of Urban Boards Steering Committee, a two-year term as Chair of the Council of Urban Boards of Education and served on the National School Boards Association Board of Directors. I also served two years on the National League of Cities Board of Directors.
Positions on the issues n/a
Offices Held Youngstown Board of Education member for 16 years. 1997-present