Two 200+ Men have been appointed School Board Members Rodney A. Jordan to a two-year term in Norfolk; the Rev. Joseph A. Fleming to temporarily fill a vacancy in Portsmouth.

09 Aug 2012 8:05 PM | Valencia Jowers (Administrator)
Jordan was the 200+ vice president for economic justice until he chose recently not to stand for another term as an officer or director. A digital inclusion visionary and technology consultant, Jordan was one of three new recent members appointed to open board seats in Norfolk. The Hampton University graduate (computer science) was among 10 candidates interviewed by Norfolk City Council in closed session prior to the new selections.

In his interview, Jordan said that the school district has "kind of lost our way a little bit" since successes in the past decade netted it the prestigious Broad Prize for Urban Education. Jordan said NPS should strive to be the top in the country, with children graduating with "work-ready skills."

In Portsmouth, the School Board appointed Fleming, assistant pastor of Third Baptist Church, to temporarily fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Ernest L. Reid, who left to take a job out of state. Voters in November will elect a replacement to serve the balance of Reid's four-year term.

Fleming is the youngest son of Rev. Joe B. Fleming, Third Baptist's pastor. He holds an undergrad degree in English from Virginian Union University, and a master of divinity degree from that institution's Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology.
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