FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Margaret Marshall Files to Run for CMS School Board District 5 Seat
CHARLOTTE, NC – July 7, 2017 – Margaret Marshall will officially declare her candidacy for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education District 5 seat in the November 7, 2017 election, when she files on Tuesday, July 11 at 11:00 a.m. She invites the community to join her for this important campaign milestone at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections at 741 Kenilworth Avenue in Charlotte.
The Committee to Elect Margaret Marshall has already raised over $42,000.00 prior to the June 30th campaign finance reporting deadline. Marshall attributes this impressive figure to the wonderful people she has worked with over the years who believe in her and her work in education.
“Strong public schools are essential for students in District 5,” says Marshall, “I will lead with academic excellence as a priority. I know what that looks like, and I want it to be foundational in every school in District 5, as well as the rest of CMS.”
Marshall launched her campaign in an event on May 20, 2017 with over 140 supporters in attendance at Sharon Elementary, which is where her daughters first entered CMS in 1998 and where she first began her service in education in Charlotte.
“My experience as a parent, tutor, PTA President, and educational foundation founder in District 5 schools and across CMS gives me the background and the voice to be an effective leader on the CMS Board of Education,” says Marshall.
Community partners and city leaders laud Margaret’s dedication and her creative problem solving. Her involvement with groups such as Social Venture Partners, HEART Math Tutoring, and the YMCA have always centered around education. In Marshall’s early career, she worked in accounting with Ernst and Whinney, The John Crosland Company and with Crosland Erwin Associates in Charlotte. This accounting experience and background in business give her an edge in overseeing the budget and financial activities of CMS.
“For the last 20 years I have gained great satisfaction in helping students connect with community partners to get the skills they need to prepare for what comes next,” says Marshall, “Connecting students and parents to CMS and the community resources they need is something I am excited to do for the next 20!”
As a representative of District 5, Margaret Marshall says, “I am ready to work with new Superintendent Clayton Wilcox, my fellow board members, and most importantly our principals, teachers, and parents to make academic excellence the standard in District 5 and across CMS. I look forward to engaging the community to help inform the board’s decision making, and I intend to place top priority on transparency and communication!”