Johnson-Hostler: Advocacy work prepped me for school board

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July 22, 2013
Published: July 18, 2013 

By Kyle Jahner — kjahner@newsobserver.com
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When Monika Johnson-Hostler came home from school as a child in Thomasville, her parents would ask how her day was and what she learned. But at her house, “fine” and “nothing” proved to be unacceptable answers, she said.
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“It was our daily ritual, one that I’m doing with my daughter,” said Johnson-Hostler, a first-generation college graduate. “ ‘What did you learn? What does that mean?’ ”
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“It doesn’t mean she always likes it.”
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Johnson-Hostler, a Raleigh resident, has filed as a candidate for the Garner-centric District 2 of the Wake County School Board. She believes her skills as a career anti-sexual violence advocate and her vested interest in the public school system – a daughter in third grade, a husband teaching high school math – help make her a quality candidate to advocate for students.
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Link to full story:
http://www.garnercleveland.com/2013/07/18/3038973/johnson-hostler-advocacy-work.html