Jan Hammond running for re-election to District Five School Board
Irmo, SC - Stating that she will “continue to be a voice for parents, students, teachers and taxpayers,” Jan Hammond filed for another term on the Lexington County portion of District Five’s school board covering Chapin, Irmo and Seven Oaks.
Hammond, a teacher at Northside Middle School in Lexington District Two and longtime District Five volunteer, continued a theme that she has stressed during her time on the board:
“It is important to listen, respond and discuss our plans and community concerns in each end of the district,” Hammond said. “We must tackle the issues we have moving forward with the trust of the community to work on their behalf.”
Hammond believes her background as a teacher, coach and volunteer puts her in a position to be part of the solution for teacher shortages.
“Obviously, we have as much as you can offer to recruit and retain our great teachers,” said Hammond. “I understand their plight and we must work together to make this district the best environment for teachers. Our resources must be prioritized towards our classrooms.”
Hammond is looking forward to continuing to be a voice for taxpayers:
“Being a school board trustee is about serving and taxpayers have been an afterthought too many times. Let’s have a school board that makes decisions that are beneficial for all of our community’s stakeholders.” Hammond added, “a huge part of the solution is for each board member to be treated with dignity and respect.”