Adrian Anderson said he is a candidate to become the next District 5 member on the Oklahoma City school board.
“Together, We Can Make a Difference,” he said, is his campaign platform.
The election is on Tuesday, April 5.
Mr. Anderson said he is a parent, an alumni and a supporter of the Oklahoma City Public School District, and said he has volunteered with the district for the last 10 years.
“My intention is to ensure the voices of District 5 children and families are heard and represented in Oklahoma City schools,” the candidate said.
“I have seen firsthand the impact that the pandemic has created,” Mr. Anderson went on.
“We must bring a holistic approach that includes mental health services to our families.
“In order to take our children’s educational experience to the next level, we must have the funding and support from our civic leaders, as well.”
The district should be creating pathways of opportunity for students to not only be successful academically, but also for their future.”
He said, if elected, he will focus on achieving these goals:
- Supporting and improving mental health wellness resources for children and their families;
- Be intentional in getting the investments needed to support equitable outcomes for District 5 and the district; and
- Having real conversations that balance academic experience with future hope and dreams.
“Let our work together be our story,” Anderson said.
Mr. Anderson is a graduate of Star Spencer High School and graduated with a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma.
He is a financial advisor with Prudential.
Mr. Anderson and his wife have three children.