Public school advocate Nancy Meister of Buckhead announced she will seek election to the Dist. 4 seat on the Atlanta Board of Education in the November elections.
Kathleen Pattillo now holds that seat.
Dist. 4 is home to five elementary schools — E. Rivers, Garden Hills, Morris Brandon, Sarah Smith and Warren T. Jackson — as well as Sutton Middle and North Atlanta High.
“These are high-performing schools with extraordinary leadership and comprise one of the few kindergarten-through-12th-grade implementations of the widely acclaimed International Baccalaureate curriculum,” Meister said. “My goal is to further strengthen the high standards and expectations for excellence in place throughout our city.”
The Beacham and Co. real estate agent has two sons at North Atlanta High. “I’ve learned a lot on our journey through Atlanta’s public school system,” Meister said. She has provided support for Dist. 4 schools as a member of the school system’s Northern Quarter Task Force and as a founding member of the North Atlanta High School Foundation. She served three terms as a PTA president, and she and her husband are serving their third term as presidents of the North Atlanta Parents of Public Schools.
— John Schaffner