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District 1 Candidate Martha Barrett Questionnaire

District 1 Candidate Martha Barrett Questionnaire

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Martha Barrett responses to a questionnaire issued by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund, the Duval County Council of PTAs, Save Duval Schools, the Jacksonville Kids Coalition and the Jacksonville Urban League.
Martha Barrett responses to a questionnaire issued by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund, the Duval County Council of PTAs, Save Duval Schools, the Jacksonville Kids Coalition and the Jacksonville Urban League.

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2012SCHOOLBOARDCANDIDATEQUESTIONNAIRE
TheJacksonvillePublicEducationFund,SaveDuvalSchools,DuvalCountyPTA,JacksonvilleKidsCoalitionandJacksonvilleUrbanLeaguearenonpartisanorganizations.
Wedonotsupportorendorseanyspecificcandidate.Ourgoalistoeducatethecommunityandpromoteincreasedparticipationinschoolboardelections.Candidateresponsestoallquestionswillbepublishedverbatimonaspecialwebsiteatwww.schoolboard2012.org.Whilecandidatesarestronglyencouragedtocompletethequestionnaireinitsentirety,partialornon-participationwillnotpreventcandidatesfromparticipatinginsubsequentpublicforumsorotherelection-relatedeventshostedbytheseorganizations.
ThedeadlineforreturningthissurveyisJuly2,2012
.Noresponseswillbeacceptedafterthisdateandallresponseswillbepublishedsimultaneouslytothewebsitesubsequenttothisdate.
CandidateName:
____________________________________________________________
SchoolBoardDistrict:
__________
CampaignWebSite:
____________________________________________________________PrimaryCampaignContact
Name:
____________________________________________________________
E-mailAddress:
____________________________________________________________
PhoneNumber:
____________________________________________________________
Martha Barret1www.votemarthabarrett.comMartha Barrettmartha.e.barrett@bankofamerica.com904-343-7846
 
3CandidateBiographicalInformationPleaseprovideashortbiographicalsummaryofnomorethan500wordsthatcanbeusedonwww.schoolboard2012.orgwebsiteandinotherpublications:
Martha Barrett is the Senior Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibilityfor Bank of American. Martha is currently responsible for the strategicplanning, coordinating, and leveraging of the bank's local philanthropiccontributions, managing events and sponsorships, and facilitatingrelationships with community and opinion leaders. In this role, she overseesthe local foundation and sponsorship budgets as well as managing localmarket delivery team. Through her role she promotes a healthy, vitalcommunity through sustained leadership in philanthropy, volunteerism,community development lending and investing, the environment and arts&culture. Martha has been with Bank of America since 2001.Martha served as the Business Development Director for Jim King Companiesand she was an Assistant Vice President for Independent Life and AccidentInsurance Company.Martha served in the Jimmy Carter administration in Washington, D.C. andalso was an aide to Florida United States Senator Richard Stone inWashington, D.C.She returned to Jacksonville in late 1978 to work for the new mayor, JakeGodbold. She was the mayor's press aide and served in the Godboldadministration for eight and a half years. She served the mayor in manycapacities including as liaison to the United States Conference of Mayors.Martha was elected unopposed to the Duval County School Board in 2000and 2004. She chaired the board in 2004. She was re-elected to the SchoolBoard in a special election in September, 2009.Since Martha has been on the board, a Strategic Plan and Data Dashboardhave been established, several reading initiatives have been introduced aswell as the Read It Forward Jacksonville Initiative, rigorous graduationrequirements have taken hold for high school graduates and AccelerationPrograms have been introduced in every neighborhood high school andCareer Academies have been expanded in neighborhood high schools.She currently serves on the boards of the Cultural Council of NortheastFlorida, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra,Communities in Schools, Florida State College Foundation and Florida Housein Washington, D.C. She also serves as an Advisory Board member of TheBridge of Northeast Florida and Cathedral Arts Project and she is a graduateof Leadership Jacksonville and Leadership Florida.
 
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Instructions
Pleaseanswereachofthequestionsbelow.
Ifyouneedadditionalspaceorwishtoelaborateonyouranswerstooneormorequestions,pleasefeelfreetoattachadditionalpagestothisquestionnaire.
Pleasemakesure,however,toidentifythequestiontowhichyouarerespondingbynumbersowecancorrectlyalignyourresponseswiththeproperquestion.Youmayrespondbyemail,fax,orpostalmail.Directionsonhowtodosoareattheendofthesurveydocument.
Questions
Overall1.
 
IfyouhadtogivetheDuvalCountyPublicSchoolsagrade,howwouldyourateitscurrentperformanceateducatinga.
 
High-performingstudents?_____A_____B_____C_____D_____Fb.
 
Averagestudents?_____A_____B_____C_____D_____Fc.
 
At-riskstudents?_____A_____B_____C_____D_____F2.
 
InwhatrespectsdoyouthinkDuvalCountyPublicSchoolsaredoingwellintheirmissiontoeducatestudentsinJacksonville?
I believe that through the district's strategic plan we have seen significantprogress. The "Six Steps to Stronger Schools" have been a proven roadmap for schools. The high school Acceleration Programs has been a realsuccess for our students. Our neighborhood high schools have at leastone of these programs in each school.These are:AICE...Advanced Certificate of EducationEarly CollegeIB Program DiplomaAP HonorsAVID...Advancement via Individual DeterminationThe board has been very pleased with these programs as well as the 23

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