Get to Know Sheena Barnes

Get to Know Sheena Barnes

Name: Sheena Barnes
Office you’re seeking:
Toledo Public Schools Board of Education
Are you an incumbent?
Sheena Barnes for TPS
Tell us a little bit about yourself (i.e. where are you from, where’d you go to school, what you do for a living, etc.)
I am originally from Flint, Michigan, my children and I moved to
Toledo, Ohio 11 years ago as pursued to continue my education career at Owens Community College. While continue to seek higher education I have worked with youth that are classified at high risk, taught healthy relationship session in high schools in Toledo and currently work with 13-18 years old on their life planning through the Lucas county.

Why are you running for this office?
While experiencing environmental challenges as parent of TPS students I also saw how my clients were being affected and how it hindered their accessibility to high quality education. So, as a parent and community engagement specialist, I know I can bring a different view point to the board and efforts to face some of those challenges head on.

What are the most important issues on your campaign?
Trying to establish a stronger communication base with the board, students, staff and parents. Increase the resources services within TPS for students and promoting equity.

Give us a fun fact about yourself.
I know how to breakdance

What’s your favorite thing about Ohio?
The many things you can do and experience as a family

Which team is your favorite sports team? If there’s a fun reason why, tell us!
The Lions I know I know sad but I am a die-heart fan

If you were a professional athlete what song would you choose to be your “walk out” song?
"Feeling Good" by Nina Simone

What TV show have you binge watched entirely too fast?
Any Korean drama on Netflix

If you were an Olympic athlete, what sport would you compete in?
Most importantly, how can young Dems help in your campaign?

By getting my name in the community, help canvassing and raise funds for mailers.


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