My name is Beverly Broadway and I am a candidate for the Natchitoches Parish School Board District 9 seat.
I believe that investing in our children’s education is not only an investment in their individual lives, but also an investment in our community. I have seen some of the wonderful outcomes of our educational system but also see an incredible amount of potential for growth. I am excited because I believe that serving as the new Natchitoches Parish School Board member for District 9 will allow me to do both: directly invest in our children and community while being a part of ushering in a time of growth through positive changes.
My husband, Dennis, and I have been married for 15 years and live in Robeline with our four children, ages 13, 12, 7, and 4. Each of our school-age children have attended public school in Natchitoches Parish since entering kindergarten and our youngest is looking forward to the day when he will join them.
I graduated from Natchitoches Central in 1998 and continued my education at Northwestern State University where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2002 and a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology in 2007. After graduation, I taught for 7 years as an adjunct instructor for the department of psychology. In 2014, I was honored to accept the position as executive director of the Women’s Resource Center. I served in this position for four years before stepping down to teach full time as a university instructor.
I am dedicated to the betterment of my community through serving others. I have been involved with the non-profit ministry, the Women’s Resource Center, for over 18 years in various capacities including volunteer, outreach coordinator, and most recently as the executive director. I am also a member of the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Patient and Family Advisory Council as well as the Natchitoches Parish School Board Parent Advisory Council. In addition to this, I have volunteered over 100 hours in Natchitoches Parish Schools.
Every role I have or position that I have held – mother, volunteer, instructor, and executive director – has given me a unique perspective and a varied skill set that I believe will allow me to successfully work alongside my fellow school board members to best serve the children in District 9 and all of Natchitoches Parish.
If elected, I will work as a true public servant. This will include effectively communicating with the members of District 9 and being available to address the needs of students and concerns of community members. I will also work collaboratively and effectively with all members of the school board for the betterment of our students. This will include a focus on financial transparency, emphasizing preparedness for a variety of post-graduation educational/career paths, and the inclusion of art, music, and play as important components of education for all children in our parish.
In closing, I would be honored if on November 6 (tomorrow), you would vote for me, Beverly Broadway – #65, to be your new Natchitoches Parish School Board member for District 9.
For more information, please feel free to contact me through any of the following:
Cell – 318-471-0006
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