About Sid

After attempts to become a member of Georgia’s workforce while being a school dropout, I re-evaluated my beliefs and earned a GED. Then, I completed college and began teaching. Having taught for more than a decade in the classroom, I found the voice to advocate for students parents and educators. Through appropriate early interventions, many student academic and behavior concerns can be addressed before middle or high school. I strongly advocated for more teacher and student classroom supports. I spoke before local boards of education to urge the adoption of policies that would increase teaching time by decreasing student testing, I became an advocate for more transparency through multi-disciplinary-collaborative partnerships. Educators’ pay should be addressed through equal and equity provisions across the state. Our children deserve a quality education delivered by quality educators who receive quality pay in every school district. Further, as GAE president, I became the voice for educators who wanted to positively influence the education process at the national and state levels. Now, as pastor, teacher leader and an advocate for students, educators and parents , I will continue to demonstrate my beliefs that Georgia schools can provide the educated workforce Georgia needs for the future.

Experience
President of Georgia Association of Educators, 2014-2018
Vice President of Georgia Association of Educators, 2010-2014
President of Clayton County Education Association, 2002-2014
Certified Classroom Teacher in High School Social Studies
Morrow High, 1996-2003
Griffin Tech, 1990-1996
Griffin High School, 1988-1990
BS, Emmanuel College
N. Ed, Mercer University
Ed.D., Walden University

Issues
Fully fund public education
Equity for students
Decrease use of high stakes testing
Incentives to recruit and retain quality educators
Protect current retirement systems for educators
Keep public taxes in public schools
Support Science, Technology, Engineering Arts and Mathematics S.T.E.A.M. education
Supports vocational and technical education