School board hopeful Lisa Fernandez said Friday she wants to bring transparency and accountability to the Bryan County Board of Education.
Fernandez, who is seeking the District 5 seat, said in her announcement to the News that she is “a concerned parent and wife.”
“In the past two years my eyes have been opened to the handling of our children in our schools as well as a witness to the lack of transparency and accountability of our current administrators. It’s time for change and who better to serve you than an every day parent just like you!”
Before moving to Richmond Hill, Fernandez lived in her home town of Chicago.
There, “for the past 12 years I assisted and then successfully owned/managed a multi-million dollar portfolio/P&L as a National Account Manager. My role consisted of high level multi-tier operations, supply chain management and forecasting, e-commerce management, contract execution, marketing plans, problem solving and relationship retention,” she said. “Then in 2020, like many, our lives changed which then brought us here to Richmond Hill. As of today I am happy to say that I am a stay at home Mom with three beautiful children as well as a wife to my amazing and supportive husband.”
Fernandez, a Republican, said as a school board member she will work for parents, if she’s elected.
“If elected I will fight for the every day parent like myself who only wants the very best for their children. I will fight to keep parents in control of their children's education, I will earn your trust through transparency and hold our administrators accountable. I will make sure that we continue to make strong academic gains by keeping our children in the classroom. I will make sure that our teachers, para-pro's and staff are supported, appreciated and heard, and finally I will fight for options not mandates,” Fernandez said.
“Thank you all so much for taking the time to learn a little bit about me and I look forward to seeing you all along this journey.”
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