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Meet the Kindezi PTCA Candidates

posted Oct 17, 2016, 12:25 PM by Tanya Anglin
Voting is this Wednesday 19th October, be sure to cast your vote at the school

                     CANDIDATES for PRESIDENT

Justin Dilley

About Justin: He has a background in leadership and organization and education including arts-education projects in urban schools. He wants to see the PTCA pursue initiatives that connect Kindezi O4W to the Atlanta community and to increase family participation.


Maria Curione

About Maria: She is stepping up to the charge because she wants to see the PTCA grow. Maria is a great support person and has leadership and management experiences.


Benjamin Edenfield

About Benjamin: He wants to provide the best support possible to ensure our scholars, teachers and staff excel. He is also interested in bringing more opportunities to the Kindezi community. His financial experience includes roles as a risk manager for Volvo and providing financial management over construction projects as a residential general constructor. He wants to improve the media center with books and technology.

Michael Green

About Michael: He is the father of “my favorite 6th grader at Kindezi”.  He is employed as a Commercial Banker and holds an accounting degree from Howard University. His job allows him the flexibility to attend meetings and to assist the PTCA, and the school as needed.  He has served as a chaperone, made presentations to his son’s class, and worked on improving the library at Kindezi O4W.  He says service is in his DNA and has been honored by the community for his volunteerism.

Traci West

About Traci: As a CPA with more than 20 years of accounting and finance experience, Traci is an accounting director and budget manager at her organization. She is also an adjunct professor and teaches accounting and finance at colleges and universities. She wants to put these skills to use to help the Kindezi community.


Keneecha Mays

About Keneecha.  She is an advocate for Kindezi and kids, and wants to use her experience as an intake specialist at a law office where she records and shares information and apply it to the role of PTCA secretary. Keneecha says she is passionate about Kindezi and would be a good fit for PTCA. She wants Kindezi and the PTCA to remember the core values and that it “takes a village”.

Ayanna Reynolds

About Ayanna: She is new to Kindezi and has a daughter in 6th grade. She currently serves on the Fundraising Committee and helped to set up and maintain the Scholastic Book Fair. She is a project manager which involves conducting meetings, recording minutes and keeping her team updated. She believes this experience qualifies her for this PTCA role. She served on the PTA at their

previous school for six years, and she wants to help Kindezi PTCA meet the goals set for this year.