RE-ELECT
GWYN GITTENS
FOR SCHOOL BOARD
District 5
A Champion for Education!

VOTE AUGUST 23,
2022 PRIMARY

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Every child deserves a fair chance to succeed. Our nation’s success is built on the founding principles of unlimited opportunity, quality education, commitment to hard work, and the freedom to pursue our dreams. I, Gwyn Gittens, fight each and every day to ensure that District 5 is advancing towards meeting these founding principles. I tackle the hard issues and champion the cause.

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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

I am a Champion for:

  • Investing in Attracting And Keeping The Best Teachers And Staff 

  • A Technical School In    District 5

  •  Shrinking the Achievement Gap

  •  Reducing the Digital Divide

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FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

I am a Champion for:

  • Fiscal Priorities

  •  Building real Schools in District 5 not portables

  • Respect And Livable Wages  For Teachers, Bus Drivers And All Staff

  •  Prioritizing Resources For District 5  www.leeschools.net

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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

I am a Champion for:

  • The District 5 Community

  • Letting Us Name Our Schools ... Respect Our Voices

  • Clear  inclusive Communication     On All Levels 

  • Focus on parent and the community  role in education.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

PRIORITIES!  Since 2018, I championed:

  • Salaries for teachers, Bus drivers, teachers, and staff. 

  • NOT middle and upper management increases.

  • District 5 needs increased “Hard to Serve” funding to attract and keep the Best staff.

COVID-ESSER Funds for 3 Years

  • To help decrease the Achievement Gap”

  • I advocate the district and union use the funds NOW

  • Decisions are too slow coming. If we act sooner.  fewer teachers and bus drivers would retire and resign 

Technical School in District 5

  • The highest percentage of working-class families,  are from the East Zone/District 5. but the East Tech Center was moved from the 5-year plan to the 10-year plan,

  • 38% of the students at Ft. Myers Tech are from the East Zone. Taxpayers in the East Zone pay 25% of their annual income on transportation!

Reduce the Achievement Gap Champion

  •  Smaller class sizes, more staff to help “ALL students achieve their highest potential.” 

  •  Reduce the Digital Divide:

  • Students watched a postage stamp size view of their teachers for almost a year. Halfway through the lesson, the Internet blinks off,  you reboot... class if over.  We need increased towers and connectivity.

I’ve been asking the hard questions since 2018!

KEEP ME WORKING FOR YOU. 

I’ll  NEVER STOP BEING YOUR CHAMPION.

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FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 


Just give us the resources we can do the rest!

You Need To  Know:

I’ve asked the hard questions since 2018!

Keep ME working for YOU. . . Your Champion!

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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT 

District 5 Community Champion

Clear Communication Champion

  • Transparency = Less "Questions Asked“

  • All District communication understandable to all communities.  

  • Champion for parent and community rights and responsibilities.

  • “Increased Parental and Community involvement” is on the Strategic Plan and we have taken some steps to improve it, e.g. Parent University, but we need to reach deeper into our community to all parents and community

I’ve asked the hard questions since 2018!

Keep ME working for YOU. . . Your Champion!

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DONATE / CONTACT

 I have the experience:

  • Corporate VP, Fortune 500 Company; Budget and Staffing responsibility

  • Entrepreneur, Business Owner

  • Educator; High School, Middle, Elementary, and Adult Ed. 

  • Interned in Growth and Capacity Department

  • Masters Education Leadership

  • Bachelors Psychology and Business

  • Teacher and Administration Certification

 

What you can do! 

  • Study my time as the District 5 Board Member

  • Ask me questions

  • Vote, Hold Me Accountable and Support me.

  • Donate, Volunteer

I’ve asked the hard questions since 2018!

Keep ME working for YOU. . . I am Your Champion!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • WEEKLY DIGITAL TOWNHALL - Facebook, YouTube, Instagram Thurs. 7-8 P.M.

  • April 21, Meet and Greet at Mugs and Jugs on Lee Blvd 4-7 p.m.

  • March 21, ERC School Board Forum -Estero Community Church

  • March 19, Alliance of the Arts - 9:00 a.m.

  • March 10, BUPAC - FSW 7:30 A.M.

  • March 1, Word of God Church - Pastors Group

  • February 19 - FGCU Social Justice Symposium

  • February 11, Grace Church- Christian Home Educators Candidate Forum

  • Tuesday February 8, 2022 1:00 Briefing, 6:00 Action Meeting LCSBoard

  • Monday January 31, 2022- 5:30 P.M. Community Meet the Superintendent Candidates District office

  • Sunday January 30, 2022 12-1:30PM Neenies House 481 Marsh Ave. Fort Myers 33905

GALLERY

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VOTE AUGUST 23, 2022 PRIMARY

WHO CAN VOTE

January 27, 2022

FIND OUT  WHO AND WHEN YOU

CAN VOTE. KNOW THE DEADLINES

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AUGUST 23, 2022!

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VOTE BY MAIL

AUGUST  13, 2022

Vote-by-mail ballot requests must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday 10 days prior to the election. (Florida Statute 106.62)

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VOTER FACTS

January 27, 2022

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CONTACT

P.O Box 311, Lehigh Acres, FL 33970

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THANK YOU!