School Board Candidate Bio: Roxanne Atkinson

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Roxanne Alonzo Atkinson –

    I was born and reared in Baton Rouge.  I graduated from Istrouma High in 1966, and from LSU with a B.S. in Education in 1969. I married Earl that same year. I taught English at Istrouma High and English and Speech at Central Private.  We became a part of Central in 1972.  Earl and I have five children and nine grandchildren with one on the way.

    Because of much hard work we have successfully started our own school system.  We now need to build on that.  I believe in the importance of meeting the needs of each child; special education, college bound or vocation or technical career.  Every child is important.  I believe that a well rounded education includes the arts, physical education, the sciences, team sports and character building.  It is not enough for us to simply maintain.  We need to make decisions that implement advancement in all these areas.  Planning for the future needs of our schools is vital.

    Central Speaks asked: “What uniquely qualifies you to serve on the Central Community School Board?”  I’ve taught school at the high school level, volunteered in the schools with our five children, organized fund raisers, and I’ve owned and managed my own business here in Central for 27 years.  I’m deeply rooted and committed to the City of Central.  This is my home.  I believe I am able to work with people at every level of our community.  The combination of educational and business experience will be a big asset to me as I serve you to the best of my ability.  God has given me a love for teaching, a heart for children and the desire to serve.  I will work tirelessly for you and your children.   Please vote for me on October 2nd and allow me to represent you.

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