Vote Josie Barnhart for our Schools!

Every Child Deserves a Great Education

Thousands of students have left. Teacher turnover is high. Schools have gotten into the business of parenting instead of focusing on academics. As your board of education member, I will fight to make sure schools get back to business of academics.


Students are priority

Education is the foundation for our children’s successful future. Teachers are hardworking, oftentimes selfless individuals that have a common goal of building these foundations. While relying on teachers’ expertise we need to work on ways to ensure ALL students are getting a high-quality, unbiased, academically sound education regardless of their zip code.


fighting for Parents

As a former educator — and now parent — in the education system, I believe my background and perspective will be helpful in creating obtainable, creative solutions that are not only intended for a great outcome, but also seek how to implement and follow-through positively. Teachers and parents need to work together for the sake of our children to grow academically. Working towards transparency by giving access to curriculum and materials used will strengthen this partnership.



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Conversations with Josie Barnhart

Conversations with Josie Barnhart

Listen to Josie's latest podcast where she talks with Ruel Sample with the New Hanover GOP about the state of our schools. Listen Here. Excerpt Below:  Welcome to the New Hanover GOP Podcast. I am your host Reuel Sample. Today, I talk with Josie Barnhart, candidate...

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Aug. 28: Back to School Bash

Aug. 28: Back to School Bash

Bring the whole family as we celebrate the last day before the start of the school year. Join us at Long Leaf Park, Shelter Four. For more details, visit: New Hanover GOP

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Expansion of Academic Pathways

Expansion of Academic Pathways

Expansion of Academic Pathways Students are more likely to be successful when presented with a wide variety of opportunities. As a board member, I will work to expand academic pathways and streamline exposure to all students and families so they can make informed...

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