Buncombe County School Board
CQQ Score: 97%
Mother. Four children in Buncombe County Schools – oldest son, 2010 A.C. Reynolds HS valedictorian.
Wife. Along with her husband of 24 years, Richard, a computer programmer, has resided in Fairview for twelve years.
Volunteer. MENSA, WNC Robotics Opportunities Committee, BCS STEM High School Committee, A.C. Reynolds PTSO vice-president, served in leadership positions on elementary and middle school PTA boards for ten years, 4-H Leader, LEGO Team Coach, Odyssey of the Mind Coach, Emmanuel Lutheran Church Youth and Family Ministry Coordinator, Vacation Bible School Director.
Advocate. Proposed limits on excessive summer homework at A.C. Reynolds HS; persuaded Buncombe County School Board to approve Honors Summer Work Guidelines; advocated for parent input on the school calendar.
Honors. Received the 2012 Pacesetter Alumni Award from the UNCG School of Health and Human Sciences. This award honors outstanding alumni who have attained local, state or regional recognition through their achievements in scholarship, leadership and service, during their career or through civic involvement.
As a member of the Buncombe County School Board, was recognized on the state level for her work, receiving the 2012 James Knox Polk Award for Leadership in Public Service - the first school board member in North Carolina to be so honored.
Scholar. Educated in North Carolina public schools, Bessemer City High School Valedictorian; graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. from UNCG; M.S. in the field of Consumer Economics with a concentration in Policy and Law, University of Maryland, graduate teaching assistant and Henry Weil Fellow.
Researcher. Baldwin’s USDA team research was instrumental in the development of the Food Pyramid, a nationally recognized educational tool used to promote healthy eating.
Business. Conducted efficiency studies while working in production management at Burlington
Legislative. As an intern with the N.C. Attorney General’s office became familiar with the legislative process and the importance of local school boards’ response to the issues affecting them.
“I support the education of all Buncombe County students and will collaborate with private, charter schools, homeschools, those with special needs and accelerated learners. Every child counts.”
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