Dorchester resident and BPS educator seeks neighborhood inclusion and school reform.
Public schools advocate Taushawn C. Tinsley will enter race for one of Boston’s four At-Large City Council seats.
Tinsley, 25, is a Caribbean-American, a former regional planner for The Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management and current Boston Public Schools educator. “I live the issues, that fill the conversation in Boston. I feel them close with my family and in my work and as a life-long Bostonian, I know Boston can work towards inclusion for everyone.” said Tinsley.
A graduate of Merrimack College, Taushawn was born to an immigrant-American family. His mother from Jamaica and his father born in Boston. Both invested in their communities.
As an advocate for public schools, aside from working in a substantially separate classroom, Taushawn has mentored for the Boston Debate League, Upward Bound and taught public policy and civic engagement at the American Legion Boys & Girls State program. Taushawn sees the challenges of not only educating but inspiring youth across the City of Boston.
Taushawn understands how education can be a foundation from which we build strong inclusive neighborhoods. He believes Boston residents and the BPS deserve representative leadership, that reflects the needs of every child and family. With the continued increase in crime and gentrification we must work for proactive solutions to our issues. “What works for one neighborhood may not work for another. My goal is to bring some of our most vulnerable communities into the conversation and to work towards effective and equitable solutions for everyone.” said Tinsley
Being an intern for Boston City Councilor Charles Yancey and former State Rep. Gloria Fox, Taushawn knows what it takes to #DoTheWork for residents to have honest, conscientious representation, where every neighborhood and all residents have a seat at the table. For more information about Taushawn you can visit www.TinsleyforBoston.com.