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Brandon K. Hersey

Brandon K. Hersey

217 1ST AVE S #4231


(425) 770-0959

Education: UW Graduate School of Education UACT, B.A. Political Science, University of Southern Mississippi
Occupation: Educator, Federal Way Public Schools

I am running to retain my seat on the Seattle School Board because I believe that every child has the right to a high-quality, rigorous public education and it is the duty of Seattle Public Schools to provide that education. 


I am a proud resident of Rainier Beach and am an educator in the Federal Way Public School district. As the only educator on the current School Board, I know, firsthand, the impact that an effective school system can have on a child’s life. I have also seen the physical and mental harm that schools can inflict upon Black, Brown, and other marginalized communities. We, as a system, can and must do better for our children. 


Covid-19 has widened our city’s already staggering opportunity gap. Seattle Public Schools must be prepared to address not only the educational needs of our students, but their mental health and emotional well-being, which have been heavily impacted by the pandemic. As school buildings prepare to reopen this fall, our students deserve a champion that will prioritize their needs and take swift action in meeting them. I will ensure that our system is held accountable to providing every child, educator and family with the resources needed to thrive. We must expedite the adoption and implementation of Ethnic Studies, refine and update our instructional approaches to math and reading, and decrease our reliance on standardized testing.  


We need leaders who are prepared to push our district to focus on what is most important: our children and their futures. I humbly ask for your vote.


Endorsed by King County Democrats, 11th & 37th Democrats, The Urbanist, Washington Ethnic Studies Now, Seattle Education Association, Seattle Council PTSA President Manuela Slye, King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay, State Senator Rebecca Saldaña, and many others.





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