Graham Paige is a candidate for the Samuel Miller seat on the Albemarle County School Board. Three of the seven seats on the board will be determined in the November 7 election. Other candidates in this race include Julian Waters.
Each candidate was interviewed by Charlottesville Tomorrow and asked 11 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.
Bio: I am the adult Sunday School teacher, a trustee and organist at New Green Mountain Baptist Church in Esmont. I am active in fraternal and civic organizations including the 100 Black Men of Central Virginia and Sons of Esmont Lodge, GUOOF. I serve on the board of the Scottsville Museum and Southern Albemarle Family Practice. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Hampton University and Master of Education from the University of Virginia and taught for 30 years (including 25 at WAHS and Jack Jouett Middle in Albemarle County). I also served on the Long Range Planning Committee as the Superintendent’s Equity and Diversity appointee.
Education: I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Hampton University and Master of Education from the University of Virginia.
Current Occupation: I am retired after teaching in public schools for 30 years (25 years in Albemarle County at Jack Jouett Middle and WAHS)).
Previous political experience: I have served as the Samuel Miller Representative on the Albemarle County School Board for the past two years after winning a special election following the resignation of Eric Strucko from the Board. Before winning the special election, I served for three years on the Long Range Planning Committee as the Superintendent’s Equity and Diversity appointee.
Age on Election Day: 71
Hometown: I was born on March 20, 1946 in Charlottesville, VA and grew up in Esmont.
Interests: I enjoy reading, playing Scrabble on IPad and attending the Esmont Senior Citizens Center. I am active in New Green Mountain Baptist Church as a Sunday School Teacher, Trustee and organist. I also am a member of several fraternal and civic organizations including the 100 Black Men of Central Virginia, Sons of Esmont Lodge- GUOOF, Esmont School Alumni Association, Albemarle County Democratic Party and the Scottsville Museum Board.
Phone number : 434-286-3639
Website: paigeforschoolboard.weebly.com and Paige for School Board on Facebook