Isadora Dean announced her candidacy for The Orange County Public School Board District 7. She is running against incumbent District 7 member Christine Moore who was elected in 2008, and Valerie Radcliffe of Mt. Dora (but inside Orange County). District 7 is in Northwest Orange County mostly north of Colonial Drive. Dean is the wife of City Commissioner Billie Dean.
Dean announced her candidacy in press release emailed to The Apopka Voice:
“As a former Orange County Public School teacher, with 42 years teaching experience at Apopka Jr. High (now Apopka Middle), Apopka High, Ocoee High and Acceleration Academy West, in Orlando; home visitor and parent involvement trainer to families of preschool through high school age children; a parent whose children were educated in Apopka’s schools; resident and active and concerned citizen in the Apopka community for 35 years… Who could be more qualified to seek a position on Orange County’s Public School Board, District 7? The primary focus of this campaign will be, “Students’ Success Comes First” with respect for teachers and the involvement and support of families and the community. This campaign will LISTEN and LEARN from former and current educators, parents, students and community members, in order to make a REAL difference for the future-OUR STUDENTS…OUR CHILDREN! ‘Students’ Success Comes First’ will be promoted in a caring, fair, tough-love and safe environment with fiscal integrity and respect for students, teachers and parents.”
The Primary Election for The School Board District 7 seat is August 30th. If none of the three candidates gains a majority, the top two vote-getting candidates move on to the General Election on November 8th.