By Dontia Dyson | IPS Parent
As an IPS parent who has spoken to our current board several times over the last few years, I know who sits in those seats makes a huge difference. I know our board members determine if positive changes happen or not. They determine if the next steps the district takes will bring us closer to having equitable schools and closing the opportunity gap or not.
That’s why I joined a group of IPS parents, teachers and guardians who are all deeply invested in IPS and want to see the best possible candidates elected to the IPS board.
After our thorough review process, which even included vetting those who we have recently learned are running unopposed, we have decided to endorse three candidates. Only one of those candidates, Hope Hampton in District 3, is running opposed. We decided to endorse District 5 candidate Nicole Carey and At-Large candidate Angelia Moore even though they will stand alone on the ballot because of their responses to our survey. All the candidates we endorsed impressed us with their comments. Each candidate detailed a clear dedication to equity and positive change for IPS students and teachers.
Please take a moment to read our endorsements:
WE SUPPORT HOPE HAMPTON FOR DISTRICT 3
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Hope Hampton (District 3) is an IPS graduate, the mom of an IPS high school student, a community leader and a small business owner. We support Hope because of her stance on pushing for positive change in IPS schools and our belief that she will put kids first in every decision she makes as a school board member.
Hope is running for IPS school board in District 3 because she wants every IPS student to have excellent and equitable opportunities to succeed. As a first-generation college graduate and also a mom, she values family involvement and communication, equity and school safety.
If elected, Hope will fight for all students to have access to high-quality schools and the services and supports they need to succeed.
WE SUPPORT ANGELIA MOORE FOR AT-LARGE
Angelia Moore is running unopposed for the At-Large IPS board seat. “Anjee” is the proud mom to four children, three who are IPS graduates and one who currently attends school in the IPS district.
Based on her responses to our survey and her lifelong commitment to the service of others, we are excited to see Angelia step up to run for the IPS board. We believe she will actively champion positive changes, with a focus on closing opportunity gaps, and ensuring our students have great teachers and schools.
WE SUPPORT NICOLE CAREY FOR DISTRICT 5
Nicole Carey is running unopposed for the IPS board in District 5 and is the proud mom of five children, three who are school-age and current IPS students. As a school board member, she values racial equity, language justice and ensuring community voices are heard. Her top priority is ensuring every student in every ZIP code has access to high-quality public schools.
Nicole completed her survey in both English and Spanish and our parent group truly appreciated her stance on ensuring every IPS family felt welcomed and heard, no matter their first language.