On December 5, the precinct chairs and vice chairs residing in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Board of Education District 1 nominated Chenita Barber Johnson to replace Barbara Burke on the Board of Education. This seat became vacant as a result of Barbara Burke's transition to the Winston-Salem City Council following the November elections. This nomination will be considered by the WSFCS Board of Education, which makes the final decision on Councilwoman Burke's replacement.
Chenita Barber Johnson has served the community in numerous roles, including leadership positions that directly help our students. For example, Chenita Barber Johnson co-founded the Coalition for Equity in Public Education, an organization that seeks to promote and ensure equity and anti-racist policies, curricula, cultures, and environments, along with transparency and accountability in all things related to the WSFC public school system. Chenita has also served as the PTA parent liaison and mediator.
Congratulations on your nomination, Chenita!