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Mia Munn – Board of Education

I am a former teacher and a life-long student of educational policy and curriculum. My work experience includes finance, IT, and project management; I have also been involved in large building projects. Over the past 22 years, while my three sons attended Pittsboro Elementary, Horton, Northwood, and Woods Charter, I have focused my attention on their schools and their activities, including 14 years as a scout leader. Now that my youngest son has graduated from high school, I can devote my energies to making the Chatham County Schools successful for all our kids.

Less than 80% of Chatham County students graduate from high school. That’s not good enough. I promise I will use these guiding principles to improve our schools:

1. Make decisions based on facts. We must make decisions in all areas based on data not on emotion. We need to learn from effective schools by adopting proven best practices and successful programs, then giving those programs the resources they need to succeed here. We need to constantly evaluate how we are doing as administrators, teachers and students, then use that data to continually improve.

2. Identify problems early, then implement solutions quickly. This applies at the level of the school board in identifying where new schools are needed and building those schools before there is a crisis. It applies at the school and classroom level in identifying students who are struggling or at risk for failure then giving them intense remediation before they fall farther behind.

3. Focus on the child in the classroom. The bottom line for every decision we make in the Chatham County Schools should be "will this help the student in the classroom learn and succeed?" If the answer is no, we should not be spending time or money.

Thanks for your support.

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