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Lawrence Board Of Education Profile: Heather Camp

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LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Heather Camp believes that transparency is key to succeeding as a Board of Education member. Camp is running with Jasmine Surti and Tabitha Bellamy-McKinley to fill the three Board of Education seats up for grabs this Nov.3.

A resident of Lawrence Township for eight years, Camp wants to create a transparent education system that benefits students. The three Lawrence Township moms come from different educational backgrounds. Yet, what unites them is their platform of racial justice and diversity.

Read below to learn more about Camp and her platform for the upcoming elections in Lawrence Township.

Name – Heather Camp

Age (as of Election Day) – 42

Position Sought – Lawrence Township Public Schools Board of Education Does anyone in your family work in politics or government? – No

Education –

  • Master of Science in Social Work, Columbia University, Concentration in Social Enterprise Administration Minor in International Development

  • Bachelor of Science in Social Work, Calvin College – Minor in Third World Development

Occupation – Over 20 years of experience in Civic & Community Engagement in Higher Education and Non-Profit work. Most recently Director of Community Engaged Learning at The College of New Jersey.

Previous or Current Elected or Appointed Office – Lawrence Township Public Schools Board of Education

Campaign website – Facebook: @ElectBCS2020

Why are you seeking elective office?

My drive to run for school board stems from my desire to see more parents with children in LTPS represented on the board, to create a more transparent education system in Lawrence by building bridges within the community and to push for a more equitable school system. Overall, I want to see LTPS schools succeed, and for every child to receive an education that helps them thrive.

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