Mikayla Arciaga is a former algebra teacher and swim coach in Atlanta Public Schools and currently works at the Urban League of Greater Atlanta.

Arciaga says she would advocate for APS to continue to expand into the world of virtual learning to give families more options and focus on utilizing the wide-ranging talents of APS teachers.

“I know what it’s like to work for this district, on the ground level. I know what it’s like to work with our kids. I know what it’s like to work with our parents. I am really passionate about advocating for our families and our kids. I have a unique amount of experience working with school board members, working on school board policy specifically.”









Jennifer McDonald is a parent in the North Atlanta Cluster and former co-president of the Board of North Atlanta Parents for Public Schools.

McDonald, who has the endorsement of the current district 4 representative, says she wants to address transportation issues and gaps in learning due to the pandemic on the board of education.

“I know I can do great work. I’m living an APS life every day, I’m really really invested— but I’ve done the work. I went from room mom to now running for the board.”


(Pictured: Mikayla Arciaga)

Madeline Thigpen is an education reporter and Report for America Corps Member. She joined the Atlanta Voice in 2021. At the Voice she covers K-12 education for the Atlanta metro region and higher education....