Alfred "Shivy" Brooks

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At-Large Seat 7


    Alfred "Shivy" Brooks currently serves as the Seat 7, At-Large member of the Atlanta Public School Board, making history as the first active teacher elected in 150 years. With 13 years of experience as a high school economics, personal finance, and government teacher, his commitment to education is deeply ingrained. Brooks has a degree in Public Policy, with a concentration on Public Administration from the Andrew Young School of Public Policy at Georgia State University.

    Having grown up in a family of lifelong teachers, Brooks witnessed the transformative power of education, instilling in him an unwavering commitment to advocating for teachers, students, and families. As a sitting board member, he focuses on creating a safer and more nurturing environment for students by supporting greater student engagement, conflict resolution, and restorative practices. His dedication to equitable resource distribution ensures that every scholar has an equal opportunity to succeed.

    Brooks is committed to eliminating disparities in access to advanced courses, extracurricular activities, and specialized programs. His goal is to break down barriers and foster inclusion, allowing every student to pursue their passions and reach their full potential, regardless of the school they attend.

    With a diverse set of qualifications, including being an Atlanta Public School parent and a dedicated father, Brooks utilizes his extensive network of relationships across all levels of government in Atlanta and Georgia to benefit students. His work with schools nationwide, both disadvantaged and well-resourced, has provided valuable insights and access to best practices on a national scale.

    As a founder of "Teachers for Good Trouble" and the current education chair for the Georgia NAACP, Brooks is deeply involved in educational advocacy and community initiatives. His commitment to equitable and inclusive education is reinforced through his role with the Fulton County Democratic Party.

    Recognizing the role of technology in modern education, Brooks advocates for intentional embracing and investment in technological advancements to provide students with unparalleled opportunities for personal and entrepreneurial growth. He believes in empowering students with the knowledge and skills to monetize their talents through e-commerce and navigate the creator economy.

    Transparency, authenticity, and accessibility are at the core of Brooks' communication and decision-making approach. As a sitting citywide elected school board member, he prioritizes maintaining open lines of communication with the diverse community in Atlanta through social media engagement and monthly in-person/virtualx town hall events, ensuring that the voices of the community are heard and represented in the decision-making process.

    Alfred "Shivy" Brooks is a dedicated member of the Atlanta Public School Board with a deep-rooted passion for education and a commitment to the success of students, teachers, and families in Atlanta. Through his experience, vision, and network, he actively contributes to building a strong and inclusive educational system that empowers every student to succeed and thrive.

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