Thirteen candidates have filed for the Durham Public Schools Board of Education.
Four seats are available — the hottest races in Districts 2 and 3, where five candidates and four candidates are vying to succeed Frederick Davis and Nancy Cox, respectively, who are not seeking re-election.
The seats in Districts 1 and 4 are also up for election. The incumbents are Omega Curtis Parker and Natalie Beyer.
Here are the candidates for Districts 1 and 2. Look for the candidates in Districts 3 and 4 on Sunday, and see the whole list now at thedurhamnews.com.
Omega Curtis Parker
Related Experience: Sitting secretary for the Durham City County North Carolina Environmental Affairs Board, community activist, volunteer at Holton Career and Resource Center Durham Parks and Rec, former chair of NAACP ACSO.
• Donald Allen Hughes
Lisa Gordon Stella
Children enrolled in high quality child care have a higher level of academic achievement, which promotes long term academic success. I also believe that supporting good schools is good business. I possess the leadership skills necessary to meet the challenges presented by an ethnically and culturally diverse community.
: Matt Sears
I really want to work to make sure that Durham is a great place to work, live and learn for all families. That all students have an enriched curriculum and that we minimize the use of standardized testing and maximize instructional time.