Two more candidates have joined the race for four seats on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board.
The Board of Elections reopened the filing period after current School Board member Annetta Streater announced in September that she would step down this year. Her unexpired term, which runs through 2019, will be filled by the candidate that gets the fourth-highest number of votes.
The new candidates – Chapel Hill residents Kim Talikoff, 49, and Ryan Brummond, 36 – bring the total candidates seeking a school board seat to seven. Incumbent board Chairman James Barrett, board member Joal Hall Broun, and challengers Calvin Deutschbein, Mary Ann Wolf and Amy Fowler filed during the summer filing period.
Talikoff is a former pediatrician who has taught fourth-graders at Estes Hills Elementary School since 2013. She has a master’s degree in the Art of Teaching from N.C. State University, is a Read2Me volunteer and serves on the district’s Equity Committee, CHCCS Superintendent’s Advisory Committee and the CHCCS Wellness Committee.
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Brummond served 11 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and Army Special Forces before attending Columbia University in New York. He now is a doctoral student in UNC’s School of Medicine.