Candidate for Youngstown School Board: Dawn Turnage

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Dawn Turnage is running for Youngstown School Board

Name: Dawn Turnage
Age: 50
Office Desired: Youngstown School Board
Occupation: City of Youngstown Parks and Recreation Director
Education: MS/AJS from University of Phoenix

The board is responsible for establishing and maintaining a sturctural long-term educational plan that supports the vision of the district, empowers staff, and provides guidance. I will provide leadership that will continue to move the district ahead

What are your priorities for the school district?
Student Centered Learning: An educaitonal experience that is intended to address the individual learning needs of the student; along with providing academic support that is personalized, engaging and not restricted to the classroom setting.

What policies, if any, will you support to promote diversity and inclusion in your school district?
After reviewing of the districts YOUprint 2030 strategic plan, I can say that I am supportive of the strategic effort to promote equitable programs that are inclusive. Additionally, I am supportive of a plan that reviews hiring practices. I believe it is important to have a diversity and inclusion policy that includes equitable access to great teachers and leaders that are qulified to meet the needs of the individual student as well as the entire district.

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