Letter to the Editor | Veronica Thigpen will bring leadership, fresh perspective to School Board

It is my honor to endorse Veronica Anderson Thigpen for the School Board.

I have lived in Piedmont for over 19 years. I met Veronica when she first moved to Piedmont several years ago. We bonded through a community organization, Jack and Jill of America.

She shared her previous leadership roles in Chicago with me and looked for ways to become involved in her new community. We decided to attend an accreditation meeting together for Piedmont High School. It was refreshing to have a diversity of thought during the debriefing.

I was impressed with her critical thinking and ways to promote equity and inclusion in the schools.

With the current pandemic and crises, engaging students at a young age to address biases is critical. What she understands is that Piedmont is educating and training some of our future leaders.

Since that meeting, she has sprung into action by becoming active in the community. Specifically, she became a member of PADC where she led a successful Martin Luther King event. I was so impressed with her leadership skills, I encouraged her to consider a larger role, and she did as she now serves as Co-President of PADC.

She is a fierce leader, and through her grant writing work for schools in the Chicago area, she brings a wealth of knowledge and unique perspective to the school board. 

With Veronica’s soft-spoken nature, intellect, and humor, I am confident that she will bring innovation to the board’s approach to challenges here in the Piedmont Unified School District.

Please join me in voting Veronica for Piedmont School Board, 2020.

Stacey Gambrell Hunt, MD

Mother Jordan ’19 and Morgan ‘23

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