Gwynetta “Gwyn” Gittens became the first African-American woman to be elected as the District 5 school board in Lee County. She beat incumbent Pam LaRiviere, who was a former teacher and was first elected in 2014 for the position.
Gittens holds a bachelor’s in psychology and business administration from the University of Maryland and a master’s in education leadership from Nova University.
While this is her first time serving in a political office, Gwyn has 13 years of experience serving on advisory councils and district committees with the Lee County School Board, including Superintendent Search Committee and Strategic Planning.
– Katie Armes, C2 Communications