Dr. Cindy Grooms
Candidate for Nassau County School Board
June 22, 2020
Dr. Cindy Grooms Announces Candidacy for Nassau County School Board District 4
Dr. Cindy Grooms has announced her candidacy for the Nassau County School Board District 4 seat.
Background – Dr. Grooms has lived in Nassau County since 1977. She attended Nassau County schools and is a 1981 graduate of Hilliard Junior-Senior High School.
Education – Cindy holds a B.A. degree in Elementary Education, M.S. degree in Special Education, and an Ed.D. in Educational leadership.
Experience – Dr. Grooms has dedicated over 20 years of her life to the education of the youth of Nassau County serving as an ESE teacher, Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, District Coordinator of Student Services, and Director of Secondary Education. This experience has provided her great insight into the operations of a school district and the responsibilities and duties of a School Board Member.
- Dr. Grooms is Committed To:
- Keeping Students First: Cindy believes that all students should have a plan for success after graduation from high school. Students should either be prepared to pursue a college education, enroll in a post- secondary career program, or enter the world of work.
In order to accomplish this the district should:
a. Focus on College Readiness- Students who plan to enter college must be provided with a challenging curriculum that will provide them with the skills necessary to pass the ACT and /or SAT and enter the college or university of their choice. and
b. Expand Career and Technical Education- Additional career and technical training programs should be offered to students who do not plan on attending college. This will enable the students to pursue additional training after graduation or to enter the workforce.
2. Operating Safe, and Orderly Schools with Positive Learning Environments: Dr. Grooms believes in safe schools that have clear discipline policies which are enforced fairly. Bullying of students cannot be tolerated.
3. Opposing Property Tax Increases: Cindy will review the budget and cut wasteful spending.
4. Being Accessible to all Citizens: Dr. Grooms will always be available to discuss issues with the parents and citizens of Nassau County.
Editor’s Note: Grooms will face incumbent Russell L. Johnson in the August election for a seat on the Nassau County School Board District 4.