District 2 is comprised of (3) Birmingham City Schools inclusive of  W.J. Christian Academy, Ossie Ware Mitchell Middle, and Putnam Middle.

William J. Christian K-8 School

725 Mountain Drive, Birmingham, AL 35206

Ossie Ware Mitchell Middle School

501 81st Street South, Birmingham, AL 35206

W. E. Putnam Middle School

1757 Montclair Road, Birmingham, AL 35210

WHO I AM

I recognize myself as a vessel that has been chosen to advocate on behalf of those who feel voiceless, apathetic and excluded.  I believe that daily, in academic settings, the experience should be transformational and not just transactional.

As a product of a single-parent household, where statistics say one thing, I know all too well that opportunity says differently!  After being blessed with athleticism and academic success, I earned both an Athletic and Academic scholarship to Miles College that started my journey and completely changed the trajectory of my life!  I believe that every student should too have that opportunity.

My fight and advocacy efforts for education extends over some fifteen plus years, but NOW – No Opportunity Wasted, is the mantra and driving force behind my efforts to become THE #ChangeAgent4District2.  Students, Parents and the community alike deserve someone who understands the families in which Birmingham City Schools serve, its beauty, its potential and promise.  I am the candidate that best represents because, I care, I am concerned and I am committed!

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Of all my years of advocacy and community building, one of the greatest takeaways is too often things are done in the community, for the community BUT NOT WITH the community. I chose to have a pyramid approach of Parents, Policy and Partnerships.

PARENTS

Parents are the primary stakeholders in the community.  I will work daily to intentionally engage and increase Parental involvement with each respective school and District level.


POLICY

It is through Policy that we can resurrect and implement the success of our schools.  It has been and will continue to be my daily intent to press the needle and raise awareness with our current School Leaders on opportunities and laws that exist to support their innovative interest in graduating scholars’ college/career ready. Through Policy, our ultimate goal should be that graduates secure a strong foundation in k-8, to be fully prepared, and able to participate in the practice of education and economic freedom upon graduating from k-12.


PARTNERSHIPS

Partnerships exist for the purpose of agreement to cooperate and advance mutual interests.  Our mutual interest should always be that of the students in Birmingham City Schools and their success.  I pledge to increase partnerships for families and students served in BCS.  Partnerships can and should foster first hand exposure to our students that strike a chord of possibility and promise.  I strongly feel that daily student interactions should be transformational and not transactional alone.

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Board Meeting Schedule

Board Meetings are currently held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., in the Board Auditorium of the Administrative Building located at 2015 Park Place North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203.

Date Meeting Type
January 9, 2024   Board Meeting
January 23, 2024   Work Session
January 23, 2024   Special Called Board Meeting
February 13, 2024   Board Meeting
February 27, 2024   Work Session
March 12, 2024   Board Meeting
March 26, 2024   Work Session
April 9, 2024   Board Meeting
April 23, 2024   Work Session
May 14, 2024   Board Meeting
May 28, 2024   Work Session
June 11, 2024   Board Meeting
June 25, 2024   Work Session
July 9, 2024   Board Meeting
July 23, 2024   Work Session
August 13, 2024   Board Meeting
August 27, 2024   Work Session
September 10, 2024   Board Meeting
September 24, 2024   Work Session
October 8, 2024   Board Meeting
October 22, 2024   Work Session
November 12, 2024   Board Meeting
November 26, 2024   Work Session
December 10, 2024   Board Meeting
December – TBD   Work Session
January 14, 2025   Board Meeting

Birmingham City Schools Board of Education

Mr. Jason Meadows President
Mr. Walter Wilson Vice President
Mr. Sherman Collins, Jr. Board Member
Ms. Neonta Williams Board Member
Mrs. Mary Boehm Board Member
Mr. Derrick Billups Board Member
Mr. James Sullivan Board Member
Ms. Leticia Watkins Board Member
Ms. Sonja Q. Smith Board Member
Dr. Mark Sullivan Superintendent

District 2 Newsletter

Rep. Sewell to announce major funding to combat school violence

On January 23rd, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, AL-07, hosted a press conference announcing a major $1 million Department of Justice (DOJ) grant that she helped secure for the Birmingham Board of Education to combat and prevent school violence in Birmingham City Schools. This funding is part of a $86.9 million investment from the DOJs Bureau of Justice Assistance STOP School Violence Grant Program to reduce violent crime in and around K-12 schools.

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