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Martha Barrett

District 1 | Martha Barrett
Martha Barrett has been a member of the School Board since November 2000 and represents District 1. Ms. Barrett served as Chairman of the Duval County School Board from November 19, 2003 until November 16, 2004. She is the former press aide to Mayor Jake Godbold. Ms. Barrett is active in several community organizations and holds membership on the boards of the Museum of Science and History, Leadership Jacksonville, and Theatreworks. She's also an active member of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce's Government Affairs Committee and served as President of the Florida Community College's Foundation. Ms. Barrett works for Bank of America as Vice President for Market Development. Ms. Barrett holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. She earned her graduate degree in Education from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Nancy Broner

District 2 | Nancy Broner
Nancy Broner was elected to the Duval County School Board in November 2002, representing District 2. Ms. Broner served as Chairman of the Board from November 16, 2004, to November 22, 2005. She holds a bachelor's degree from Stetson University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Jacksonville University. She served as an English teacher at Fletcher High School, a professor at Jacksonville University, and has worked in medical business management for over twenty years. Ms. Broner is a Broad Fellow of The Broad Foundation, an active participant in the Council of Urban Boards of Education, Council of Great City Schools, National School Boards Association and Florida School Board Association. She currently serves on the Florida TaxWatch Center for Educational Performance and Accountability, is a member of the Community Foundation Forum on Quality Education, the Beaches Educational Foundation and the Beaches Business Association. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Alliance for World Class Education, the Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership, the Jacksonville Symphony, the Duval County Ready Child Coalition, and Jacksonville University Stakeholders' Advisory Committee.
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Kris Barnes

District 3 | Kris Barnes
Kris Barnes has been a member of the School Board since November 2000 and represents District 3. Ms. Barnes served as Chairman of the Duval County School Board from November 19, 2002 until November 18, 2003. She is a mother of several Duval County public school graduates, a community volunteer, and life-time member of the Florida PTA. She has served as Chairman of the Florida School Boards Association (FSBA) Board Development Commission and is an FSBA mentor for newly-elected school board members. She has also served on the FSBA Board of Directors and Vice-Chair of the FSBA Special Legislative Committee.
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Brenda A. Priestly Jackson

District 4 | Brenda A. Priestly Jackson
Brenda A. Priestly Jackson was initially elected to the school board in 2002 and reelected to the school board in 2006. She served as chairman of the school board from November 2005-November 2006.  A native of Jacksonville and a graduate of Jean Ribault Senior High School class of 1984, Mrs. Priestly Jackson continued her education at Grambling State University where she served as Student Government Association president and earned an under graduate degree in English. After teaching both in the Duval County Public Schools and a correctional facility in New Jersey, Mrs. Priestly Jackson earned her Juris Doctorate from the University Of Florida Levin College Of Law. Mrs. Priestly Jackson was an Assistant Public Defender for the Fourth Judicial Circuit and currently is a sole practitioner specializing in family law and criminal defense. Mrs. Priestly Jackson is a member of Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, the Florida Bar, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., The Links, Inc., Council of Urban Boards of Education-Racial Isolation Task Force, National Black Caucus of School Board Members, Florida School Boards Association, Jacksonville Legal Aid Board, and PTA/PTSA. Mrs. Priestly Jackson is married to DeAndre’ Jackson, an urban school teacher, and together they have four children in grades kindergarten through high school that attend Duval County Public Schools.
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Betty Burney

District 5 | Betty Burney
Betty Seabrook Burney is the current Vice Chairman of the Duval County School Board. She represents District 5 and joined the Duval County School Board in November 2004. She is a Raines High School graduate, holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Northern Illinois University. She is formerly the Executive Director of The Project Reach Foundation, Inc. and served as owner/director of Kidsville Learning Center, Inc. for 14 years. Currently, Ms. Burney is an education consultant for TPG, Inc., and Seabrook and Associates. She is a member of the NAACP Education Committee, Wayman Chapel AME Church and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She serves on the Boards of Directors for The Project Reach Foundation, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Florida and the Community Connections Board of Directors (A.L. Lewis Foundation). Additionally, she serves as chairperson for the Willie Gary Classic College Fair. Ms. Burney is the author of the book "If These Chains Could Talk" and is a frequent volunteer at the Duval County jail where she serves as a motivational mentor for incarcerated youth. Ms. Burney is married to Calvin Burney and is the mother of two sons who are products of Duval County Public Schools.
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Vicki Drake

District 6 | Vicki Drake
Vicki Drake is the current Chairman of the Duval County School Board. She represents District 6 and has been a member of the School Board since November 2002. Mrs. Drake began her involvement in education with the PTA at San Mateo Elementary School. She currently serves as a Bylaws Chair on the Duval County Council of PTAs and Legislative Chair for Stanton College Preparatory School. She has served on several School Advisory Councils and has been the Chair of the Area Three Advisory Council as well as Chair of the District Advisory Council. She wrote the training curriculum and handbook for School Advisory Councils in Duval County.
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Tommy Hazouri

District 7 | Tommy Hazouri
Tommy Hazouri represents District 7 and joined the School Board in November, 2004. Mr. Hazouri served for 12 years as a member of the Florida House of Representatives and as Mayor of the City of Jacksonville from 1987 until 1991. While in the Florida Legislature, Mr. Hazouri chaired the House Committee on Education, K-12. He also was a member of the House Committee on Appropriations' Subcommittee on Education Funding. He was appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles to the Florida Ethics Commission and lead the Sheriff's Task Force on Mental Health. Mr. Hazouri earned a bachelor's degree in history and government from Jacksonville University. He is president of Hazouri & Associates, a private consulting firm. He and his wife, Carol, a 25-year veteran Duval County public school teacher, live in Mandarin. Their son Tommy, Jr., is an elementary education senior at Flagler College.
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