"Keeping Children First"
Come join the Honorable Cardell Patillo Jr as he begins his campaign to continue to serve on the Portsmouth School Board. NOW we need your support more than ever. Come meet other elected officials and mingle with the citizens of Portsmouth as we continue #keepingchildrenfirst
After my election in 2014, I launched the Cardell Patillo Leadership Academy. The Cardell Patillo Leadership Academy is a mentoring program created to aid in the nurturing and development of boys ages 5 to 18. The boys participate in workshops, trips and activities geared towards leadership enhancement and citizenship. To date we have mentored over 220 young men in the Portsmouth Public School Division. My goal is to continue the program so that we're able to impact as many young men as possible.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) makes education relevant and important. At its core, the career and technical education mission is to prepare students for high-skill and high-demand careers. The CTE offerings for Portsmouth Public Schools have grown in the last four years, but it will be one of my top priorities to expand the program ensuring that Portsmouth students are competitive worldwide.
Offering competitive compensation has been one of my top priorities since joining the school board. Teachers and staff have received salary increases in three out of the last four years. Competitive salaries are necessary for retention of staff, but also for successful recruitment against a competitive corporate america. Everyday I will continue to fight for our staff locally and in Richmond.