Lawrence Board of Education Profile: Patricia Hendricks Farmer

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ — Patricia Hendricks Farmer is a product of the Lawrence public school system. Given this fact, she thinks she is perfectly poised to bring positive change to the school district.

Read below to learn more about Hendricks Farmer and her platform for the upcoming elections in Lawrence.

Name – Patricia Hendricks Farmer

Age (as of Election Day) – 52

Position Sought –

Lawrence Township School Board

Does anyone in your family work in politics or government?

Bachelor’s, Journalism /Public Relations, Temple University

Lawrence High School

Occupation –

Business Associate , Princeton Montessori School

Previous or Current Elected or Appointed Office – None

Why are you seeking elective office?

Education has always been at the forefront of the Hendricks family tradition and is the primary reason why I’m running — to add my voice as a former student, parent and member of the community. I hope to responsibly manage

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Lawrence Board Of Education Profile: Jasmine Surti

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Jasmine Surti says she is a good listener who always keeps her promises. Surti is running for a seat on the Board of Education in Lawrence Township, along with Heather Camp and Tabitha Bellamy-McKinley.

Surti knows that being BoE member is a taxing job. But her 18-year-long banking career has taught her to focus on “making data-driven decisions and implement solutions to achieve the best outcomes”. She wants to provide implicit bias training in schools and work on diversifying school staff to reflect the students.

The three Lawrence Township moms – Camp, Surti and Bellamy-McKinley come from different educational backgrounds. Yet, what unites them is their platform of racial justice and diversity.

Read below to learn more about Surti and her platform for the upcoming elections in Lawrence Township.

Name – Jasmine Surti

Age (as of Election Day) – 43

Position Sought – Board of Education Member

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Lawrence Board Of Education Profile: Tabitha Bellamy-McKinley

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ -Lawrence resident Tabitha Bellamy-McKinley says she is a hard-working mother who is a “champion of equal education for all children.” Bellamy-McKinley is running with Heather Campand Jasmine Surti for a seat on the Lawrence Township Board of Education this Nov. 3.

While many school districts are making re-opening plans, Bellamy-McKinley says there are still learning gaps that exist for students that need to be addressed.

The three Lawrence Township moms – Camp, Surti and Bellamy-McKinley come from different educational backgrounds. Yet, what unites them is their platform of racial justice and diversity.

Read below to learn more about Bellamy-McKinley and her platform for the upcoming elections in Lawrence Township.

Name – Tabitha Bellamy-McKinley

Age (as of Election Day) – 43

Position Sought – School Board

Does anyone in your family work in politics or government?
No

  • B.S. Biology Howard University,
  • MEd Science, George Washington University,
  • MA and PhD
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Lawrence Board Of Education Profile: Heather Camp

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Heather Camp believes that transparency is key to succeeding as a Board of Education member. Camp is running with Jasmine Surti and Tabitha Bellamy-McKinley to fill the three Board of Education seats up for grabs this Nov.3.

A resident of Lawrence Township for eight years, Camp wants to create a transparent education system that benefits students. The three Lawrence Township moms come from different educational backgrounds. Yet, what unites them is their platform of racial justice and diversity.

Read below to learn more about Camp and her platform for the upcoming elections in Lawrence Township.

Name – Heather Camp

Age (as of Election Day) – 42

Position Sought – Lawrence Township Public Schools Board of Education Does anyone in your family work in politics or government? – No

Education –

  • Master of Science in Social Work, Columbia University, Concentration in Social Enterprise Administration Minor in International Development
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Dave Lawrence honored with 2021 Sand In My Shoes award

David Lawrence Jr. has spent more than two decades working to equalize the playing field for all children in Florida.

As chair of the Children’s Movement of Florida, Lawrence has helped expand access to children’s health insurance, education and literacy.

These days, Lawrence is concerned about the future of the entire country. In his view, Greater Miami should lead the way.

“Here’s a community with 2.8 million people, larger than 16 states,” he said. “We ought to be a place that shows the rest of America how to care for each other and respect and celebrate what we have in common, and learn from our differences,” he said.

It is that civic mindedness that has earned Lawrence the prestigious 2021 Sand In My Shoes award from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, given to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional public service in the metro area.

“David joins a prestigious group

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