Pinellas teachers union endorses Rene Flowers for School Board – District 7

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Rene Flowers has been endorsed by two unions, her campaign announced this week.

The Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association and the Pinellas Educational Support Professionals Association endorsed Flowers in the race for District 7. Flowers is hoping to unseat Glenton Gilzean, who was appointed to the seat by Gov. Rick Scott after the death of Lew Williams. Also running for the seat are Keisha Bell, Corey Givens Jr. and Cassandra Jackson.

Here’s the statement from Kim Black, president of the teachers union:

“As a product of Pinellas County Schools, Rene exhibits a genuine interest and thorough knowledge of the successes and challenges facing our students and teachers today. She is a visible and valued member of our community. Her never-ending commitment to our children, families and the well-being of our schools is integral to her success as a consensus builder and community leader. She has the passion and vision necessary for these times. For these reasons, the Pinellas Classrooms Teachers Association proudly endorses Rene Flowers as an outstanding candidate for the Pinellas County School Board, District 7.”

Here’s the response from Flowers:

“I am so excited to have the support of the members of PCTA/PESPA. As a graduate of Pinellas County Schools, I know firsthand the value of the public school system. We have a paramount responsibility to do all that we can to encourage and motivate our students, parents, and teachers when it comes to education. If we desire to remain economically viable, close the achievement gap, provide challenging curriculum encompassing career choices, and deal with the emotional quotient and intelligence quotient of our students, we must work together. All children have the ability to learn. I want to be part of the team that moves Pinellas County Schools back to its rightful place of EXCELLENCE!”

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