Elyse Dashew, CMS advocate, to run for School Board

Elyse Dashew for CMS School Board

We are thrilled to announce that Elyse Dashew is running for an at-large position on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board in 2015. The Committee to Elect Elyse Dashew is currently getting organized and Elyse has been busy meeting with many stakeholders around the district.

Elyse is currently the co-chair of the CMS Bond Oversight Committee and also has extensive knowledge of the CMS annual budgeting process. She has created, led, and collaborated on multiple civic engagement campaigns around public education policy issues, including a major effort to increase teacher pay. She worked to bring a full-time nurse to every school. Elyse is a board member of the youth leadership organization GenerationNation. She has served on numerous task forces, advisory committees, School Leadership Teams and education panels.

Elyse says, “All children are our children. Our public schools are the best hope for building paths to success – but only if we can muster the community commitment, smart policy, funding, and political will to address what our children need. I will bring clear and thoughtful leadership to our school board. Please join me in supporting our schools.”

Elyse Dashew has the energy, commitment and skills that we need on our school board. She is ready to tackle complex budget and policy challenges, is able to clearly communicate the issues, and will continue to build networks to collaborate on constructive solutions to our schools’ challenges.