"Working For All People"
Keisha Carey who is employed in business corporate wireless, is a run-off candidate for the Atlanta School Board. Keisha is a native of Atlanta, Georgia who began her education in the Atlanta Public School system. Keisha attended G.A. Towns Elementary, Dr. Betty W. Clark Principal where she learned to fluently play the violin and clarinet. Keisha also attended Charles Lincoln Harper High, Mr. Ocie Irons, Principal where she continued to excel as an honor student.
Among his many accomplishments, Charles Lincoln Harper was the first Principal of the historic Atlanta Booker T. Washington High School, when it first opened in 1924, where both her parents decades later received an education. Keisha then continued her education at Clark Atlanta University, with Dr. Thomas Cole, as President.
Her mother Ms. Lucille Ball Carey was a member of the Bolton Hills community where she resided in the same home of over 42 years until her passing in 2012. Keisha’s father, Mr. Charles Carey has been a member of the Adamsville community for over 30 years. Mr. Carey is also a retired 28 year employee of Atlanta Schools who began the organization, "Atlanta Association of Classified Employees" (A.A.C.E), which has primarily served as an advocate for Atlanta Schools employee rights for more than 25 years.
Keisha is the fourth generation who resides in the historic Vine City Community and owns the same home where her great aunt and uncle and then grandparents resided dating back over 70 years ago. With this enormous amount of extended family history in the same community, Keisha’s family leaves behind a legacy of self-pride, dedication and heritage.
Keisha who is a member of her family’s church, Mount Gilead Baptist, founded in the historic Atlanta Lightening Community, where her grandmother Mrs. Jimmie Carey joined at a young age and served faithfully until her passing at age 93. Keisha understands the importance of voting. Keisha registered to vote at her high school as a 17 year old senior and has been an active voter in the State of Georgia since then.
Keisha Carey, age 6 APS first grade student.
Dr. Alonzo Crim (left), first African-American APS Superintendent,1973-1988. Keisha's father, Mr. Charles Carey (right), retired APS employee and Director of the Atlanta Association of Classified Employees A.A.C.E., 1986-current.