Office: Member, State Board Of Ed, District 14
Candidacy Status: Candidate
I have a deep love for Jesus, family and our country. I am very concerned about how Texas public education is more about adults rather than our precious children. My prayer is for God to guide and protect the great state of Texas and our beautiful United States of America.
I am an educator with a diverse background of teaching experiences that range from classroom instruction, to homeschooling, to owning my own small private school. These experiences have prepared me as a State Board of Education member to know how to write superior, knowledge-based curriculum standards and select exceptional and challenging curricula to meet those standards.
My "I CARE" Attitude:
I – Individualism – Children have a God-given destiny that is based on the content of their character.
C – Constitutional Freedom – Children must be taught the Constitution starting in first grade in order to become well-informed citizens who appreciate our nation’s sovereignty.
A – Academic Excellence – must be the expectation of every student regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, religion, or gender.
R – Reading well must become the strong foundation for our public schools once again. It is reading that prepares a student to achieve in history, science, math, and problem- solving --those skills that pay the bills.
E – Education – is a balance between teaching academic excellence and moral character based on truth and facts.
SBOE District 14 includes Clay, Hamilton, Montague, Mills, Jack, Coryell, Wise, McLennan, Denton, Hill, Palo Pinto, Ellis, Eastland, Navarro, Erath, Bosque, and Comanche Counties plus a small portion of Johnson County.
Evelyn Brooks has an extensive background in educating and developing future leaders in today’s youth using a biblical worldview that challenges young people to think independently, self-governance, and a love for people. She has taught, tutored, volunteered, served on youth committees, advised, and worked with youth from diverse backgrounds for over 23 years. She currently serves on the International Rock of Faith Board, Children’s Chorus of Collin County Board, Waterford Falls HOA Board, Beauman’s 2nd Chance 4 Change Board, Life Talk Advisory Board, and as a Facilitator for Foundation For CHOICE.
Her teaching career began in 1997, in Maryland, Prince George’s County, as an Elementary Teacher. After moving to Denver, Colorado, she taught for Denver Public Schools for five years. Her last classroom teaching position was in Fairfax, Virginia. To ensure the success of children, Evelyn encourages students to work cooperatively to problem-solve, think analytically, debate, and reach conclusions, while standing beside them as a teacher and facilitator of knowledge, carefully orchestrating the process as they discover their own interests, talents and inspirations. After giving birth to her two daughters, Ashlynn and Brianna, Evelyn decided to stay at home with her family.
Evelyn enjoys being married to her husband, Brian Brooks, of 19 years. Together, they serve in the Youth Ministry at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. For the past eight years, they serve a community located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and created the nonprofit organization, International Rock of Faith, Inc.
Evelyn’s goal for the Texas State Board of Education District 14, is to help protect the innocence of our children, by carefully selecting and voting in favor of instructional materials that promote and maintain the morals and standards of Texas families. Furthermore, she plans be available to her constituents in District 14, so that the unheard can be heard. Evelyn looks forward to working cooperatively with the State Board of Education members to ensure these outcomes are fulfilled.
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