Gloria is wife, a stepmother, a grandmother, a volunteer, a community servant, an advocate for health and wellness, and a business owner. She grew up in Mississippi and graduated from Brookhaven High School in 1988. She found her way to Duluth, MN at the College of St. Scholastica where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in pre-med. She attended Physical Therapy school there as well and graduated in 1996 with her MA and MPT. After completing graduate school, she moved to Baton Rouge where she began her career.
CALL TO SERVE
Gloria worked as a contract Physical Therapist in EBRP schools in 1997. This was her first involvement with EBRP schools. Gloria married her husband in 2000 and was blessed with 3 stepsons that lead her to a closer look at the school system in Baton Rouge. Most recently, Gloria has been involved in the school selection process for her grandchildren. It is here that she truly began to realize the schools are lacking in quality and equity.
Gloria began her community service in Baton Rouge in 1998 volunteering at charitable events, runs, and health fairs. She has been recognized for her service and commitment to the community as the recipient of awards including Runner's World Golden Shoe award in 2002, Corporate Cup Wellness award in 2002. In 2009 she was recognized by Baton Rouge Business Report Top 40 under 40. She was awarded the Myron Falk Award from the YMCA of the Capital Area in 2011 and Power of 9 Honors in 2012.
Gloria has served on the board of directors for Volunteer Health Corp and co-chaired the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. She currently sits on the board for A.C. Lewis YMCA, Rocketkidz Foundation, and Club South Runners.
Gloria's call to run for school board as well as all of her community service is supported by her loving family.
A BRIGHTER FUTURE
Gloria believes that great public schools can be accomplished with dedicated board members working together when there is a common goal… AN EXCELLENT EDUCATION FOR EVERY CHILD!
As your District 7 school board member I will:
1. Support teachers, staff, students and their families.
2. Listen to all perspectives and work tirelessly to find common ground and workable solutions to problems.
3. Make fiscally responsible decisions.
4. Hold myself, the school board and administration responsible for student achievement.