1. What has been your involvement with the community and school district? Describe your leadership and volunteerism in the community. Did you or your children attend school in the district? Have you volunteered in or been employed by the school district? True leadership requires persevering in the face of adversity. Volunteering gives us a window -a small one, but a window nonetheless – into the lives of others and the adversities they face, leaving us with invaluable lessons. As a board member that is why I choose to fight for the communities I serve within the district. Volunteerism grants me the opportunity to better understand how to amplify the voices of underserved populations. If we don’t understand what our diverse stakeholders are going through, how can we provide them with products and services that actually meet their needs. Yes, both of my kids successfully navigated through the Oxford Schools. No, I have never been employed with the school district. As a parent I volunteered throughout the time of my own children’s matriculation through the district, in all the capacity deemed necessary by their respective schools (PTO, parent volunteers for reading, lunch helper, etc.). My community service also extends to my sorority, Zeta Phi Beta and other community organizations I have been proud to serve; I served in many capacities over the years, some of which include but are not limited to president, vice president, secretary, and act. I am proud to serve and help usher in the next generation of leaders and community activists.