Mactrica Shannon to run for board seat

Published 10:18 pm Monday, September 7, 2009

Mactrica Shannon has announced her candidacy for the Selma City School Board District 2 seat in the Oct. 27 election.

Shannon said she has worked as a substitute teacher in the school system for two years. She has tutored for the Tyler-Rose Organization at Brantley Elementary and Southside High.

“I enjoy working with children as a teacher,” she said. “My main goal is to help implement educational reforms, such as student testing, graduation requirements and attendance policies. At the same time, I would like to teach young adults about the basic necessities that are needed for everyday life, which will help make them stronger individuals in their adult life.”

Shannon said she is a volunteer in Ward 4 with Councilwoman Angela Benjamin. She belongs to Elkdale Baptist Church.

Shannon said she attended Selma City Schools until her senior year when she moved to Enid, Okla., where she graduated from Enid High School. She completed her associate’s degree in accounting and information processing at Wallace Community College Selma.

Shannon said she is working on her bachelor’s in criminal justice with a minor in political science at Troy University.

She has two children, Henry Shannon of Clarksville, Tenn., and Tanikea Shannon of Selma, both who have attended Selma City Schools.