Melissa Byrd's priorities include improving the classroom environment. File photo
Melissa Byrd is running for the Orange County School Board's District 7 seat.
Coming from an education background, Byrd is an Apopka local who has been committed to the community, students and schools throughout the years.
Byrd's priorities are to improve the classroom environment, increase communication and transparency with the community and bring in additional education opportunities to the district, as well as advocating for teachers.
While there are many challenges in the school system, Byrd is confident in her abilities to bring her skills to the position and affect positive change.