Board of Education Candidate: Timothy Brinkley
Published 3:22 pm Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Old Homeplace Drive, Advance
Wife, Jessica; Sons, Aiden & Maddox
Union Grove Christian High School, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Forsyth Technical Community College
Business Owner, Managed Services Provider/IT; Dr. Tom’s Foot & Ankle – Practice Administrator
In the Community
• United Methodist Church
• Children’s Charities (Operation Christmas Child, Twin City Santa, etc.)
• Community food drives
• Salvation Army
• Red Cross Blood Drives
Why did you decide to seek public office?
Brinkley: I chose to run for school board because I have a vested interest, I have two young children in our school system. My goal is to ensure all children have a safe environment, in which to learn, while making sure political agendas are kept out of the picture.
What do you think are the most significant challenges facing the school system, and how do you intend to address those challenges?
Brinkley: In my opinion, some of the challenges we face in the school system are an outdated education model, introduction of biased or limited point of view curriculums, and lack of community involvement. One of the ways I see to help make a change in these areas comes in the form of community engagement between the teachers and parents. The more we can get families and educational staff to engage in identifying these underperforming areas, the more innovative teaching practices and curriculums can be implemented.
What is your perspective on critical race theory? Do you believe there is an issue of Davie teachers promoting American historical events in a biased fashion that distorts the truth?
Brinkley: CRT is an ideology that should not be taught in the school system. While it has been injected into the educational system for years under different titles, it should have no place in the general classroom. I don’t believe we necessarily have an issue of teachers promoting this; however, I feel that it is being indirectly imbedded through certain curriculums.
Brinkley: There are many issues facing the school systems today. My goal is to make a difference in the lives of our children by ensuring they are taught the fundamentals properly, in a safe environment without bias. This office should have only one goal in mind, the children!
For more information or to ask me questions, please visit my website at www.4DCSKids.com.