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Karen Keys-Gamarra has been serving on the Fairfax County School Board in the 10th largest school district in the nation.  She is the only African American elected to a county wide position. Keys-Gamarra is an experienced child advocate and attorney who represents children from diverse backgrounds.

Karen’s professional focus is on developing solutions for children and families.  As a Board member, she address such concerns as providing greater access to Advanced Academics, improving special education services and inclusion practices, addressing discipline disparities, improving services to our military-connected students and strengthening  anti-bullying efforts.

Karen serves on the Governance, Audit and Community Criminal Justice Comittees.  Keys-Gamarra also serves as the liaison to the Title I Parent Advisory Committee.

Why Karen?

When slavery sums up a child’s exposure to black history in a classroom, we need a change in our educational system. When discipline referrals for black, brown and special education students are more than three times those of their counterparts, we need a change in our educational system.

When Advanced Learning classes don’t reflect the diversity of the community, we need a change in our educational system. These are just a few of the issues negatively impacting our community.

Education is the great equalizer in our society and every child deserves access to excellent education in their community schools. I’m Karen Keys-Gamarra and I ran for School Board in the 10 the largest school system in our nation because we need to make sure all students have access to quality education. As an attorney who represents the best interests of children and works to remove barriers for kids every day, I recognize that this effort necessarily includes addressing concerns within our educational system.

As a mother of three boys, all of whom are of African American and Hispanic descent, I know the fears of a parent who wants to make sure that their child is not only safe but prepared for the future. I ran for school board because these fundamental issues are critical to our community and to my family. Now that I have served on the Board for nearly 2 years, I have been steadfast in working to remove barriers to access to education.

I work to remove confederate names from our schools and championed discipline reform designed to limit discretionary punishment and instead, provide rehabilitative work that includes parents in developing solutions and second chances. I have also led efforts to make sure that more children have access to advanced learning opportunities because I truly believe that every child needs to discover their strengths without societal limitations. And I have advocated for a curriculum that reflects the history of our student body and a workforce that brings the strength of diversity to our schools.

I am an African American parent and Attorney who advocates for access to educational opportunity. When we change the culture of our schools so that every child can discover his or her potential, we will see the achievement gap disappear and our communities become stronger as a whole. As a Fairfax County School Board member representing the entire County, this is my pursuit and my purpose.

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11 Surprising Resume Secrets of a Google Recruiter (Google Reviews 50,000 Resumes a Week)

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Does your résumé have what it takes to stand out?

If you’re applying for a competitive job or position, you know the highly sought-after employer you have your eyes on is not going to accept just anyone. Hiring managers want the best of the best, and that means all application materials you submit should be free of errors and perfectly crafted. That’s a given.

But what else can you do to make your résumé stand out in a good way?

In a Google video, recruiter Rebecca and software engineer Kendall have all the secrets. And since Google fields more than 50,000 applicants a week, I suspect they know what they’re talking about.

Here are 11 résumé secrets from these two Google hiring experts.

1. Be concise and don’t be afraid to brag. Be precise in the description of your job experience, but don’t be shy when it comes to describing the selective process you went through in order to be selected for a role or project.

2. Keep your résumé to just one or two pages. Include relevant information only, and edit, edit, edit.

3. Use action-oriented language. Use verbs such as “negotiated,” “developed,” “managed,” “led,” and so forth.

4. Write the résumé for the job description. Read the job description and study how it’s written. Then, write the résumé specifically for that job description–tailoring it to the duties and requirements.

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“It’s a Family Affair” Community Day and School Supplies Giveaway – Saturday, August 24, 2019

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“It’s a Family Affair” Community Day and School Supplies Giveaway

SAVE THE DATE AUGUST 24, 2019 FROM 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

The Honorable Tony Knotts and community partners will host a FREE Community Day and School Supplies Giveaway!

Tony Knotts is hosting “It’s a Family Affair” Community Day and School Supplies Giveaway for youth in conjunction with community partners, Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners’ Association, Rosecroft Raceway and, Old School Boxing.

This event will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Rosecroft Raceway, 6336 Rosecroft Drive, Fort Washington, Maryland 20744.

The event will include, LIVE Entertainment with a DJ, Children’s Play Station with Games, Books, Moon Bounce, Face Painting, Pony Rides, School Supplies with Backpacks (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST), Medical/Health Screening, Outdoor Boxing and much more.

Tony Knotts and the event sponsors hope to provide backpacks to school-age children as the school year approaches, while also providing fun and entertainment.

This is familiar terrain for Tony Knotts, who as Councilmember, was known throughout the community for annual community day events, senior boat cruises, and various outreach events.

“My goal has always been to help make government more accessible and positively impact the community, especially the next generation.” – Tony Knotts

Participants: Tony Knotts, Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners’ Association, Rosecroft Raceway, Old School Boxing, and community partners.

For more information about the event call Naomi Muse at (240) 478-8642 or email: n.m_muse@yahoo.com

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Tony Knotts has extended an invitation to be a vendor at our Community Day. It’s a FREE vendor opportunity! We are asking all vendors to donate one backpack for the giveaway.  Limited vendor space so please contact Valerie White at 240-605-4715 to reserve your space or if you have any questions etc. Vendor Application can be downloaded from https://www.tonyknotts.com

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