Caroll “CJ” Hatcher is a candidate for the White Hall seat on the Albemarle County School Board.  Five of the seven seats on board will be determined in the Nov. 3 election. Other candidates in this race include: David Oberg.

Each candidate was interviewed by Charlottesville Tomorrow and asked 10 questions about their qualifications, priorities and important education issues.  Included in the box at the right are links to the full transcript and audio recording of those interviews (also available on iTunes).

Highlights of all the candidate responses are available in this downloadable 2015 Voter Guide. The biographical information below is provided by each candidate.

Bio: After graduating college, CJ Hatcher taught high school for ten years, serving as Department Head and representing her district on the powerful Texas State Textbook Committee. Later, as Director of Education for a large media company, she created award-winning curriculum materials (K-12), meeting state standards. Gaining national attention for her work, CJ started a successful educational publishing company – a leader in the niche industry for 25 years. She has personally authored 33 books for classroom use. Having lived all over the country, CJ and her late husband Tom moved to the area to be near their grandkids. A Virginian by choice, she has made Albemarle County her home.

Education:

    B.A., University of Houston; Secondary Teacher Education (Political Science / Social Studies Composite Degree)

    Principals’ Center Academy, Texas A&M University

    Houston Travel Academy (Educational Tour Director Certification)

    Classes toward Masters Degree at Texas A&M University (Educational Public Relations/Administration)

Occupation:

    Professional Writer/Columnist

    Former Higher Education Series Columnist, The Washington Examiner

    Retired, Owner/President: CJHatcher & Associates Educational Publishing Company

    Retired, High School Teacher (Government/Economics)

Previous Political Experience:
Education Advisor to the Governor of Nevada – Appointment (Millennium Scholarship Executive Committee, State of Nevada)
Member, Albemarle County School Board Long Range Planning Advisory Committee

Age on Election Day: 64


Neighborhood: Earlysville

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Family:  Married for 26 years to the late Thomas Y. Hatcher (family roots in Southwest Virginia). One son, daughter-in-law, and two grandsons who attend Albemarle High School.

Other interests and experiences:
Interests include traveling, amateur photography, and sailing! (Growing up on the Texas Gulf Coast, sailing was our family’s sport.)

Telephone: (434) 973-0117


Email: cj@cjhatcher.net

Website: www.CJHatcher4SchoolBoard.com