With goals to keep schools safe and improve education, Daryll Warren wants to become a member of the Sampson County Schools Board of Education.
The father of three has a vested in the school system and making it a better place. Surrounded by family and supporters, Warren filed Friday morning at the Sampson County Board of Elections.
“I feel like with everything going on in the schools today and our country, this would be a way to give back,” Warren said.
If elected by voters, Warren said he wants to focus on making buildings more secured. He emphasized that one of the biggest matters for him was school safety, especially with reoccurring incidents.
“I think that’s first and foremost for the kids, making sure they’re safe and protected” Warren said. “I know with what recently happened, even my kids have questions and they’re too young to be asking those type of questions.”
Warren would also like to push for more vocational education in areas schools for trade and career opportunities.
The Sampson County native grew up in Newton Grove and attended Hobbton High School. After graduation, Warren continued his education at North Carolina State University, where he earned a bachelor’s in agricultural business and management.
While taking college courses, he started his career as a sales support specialist for Fastenal, a company that provides industrial and construction supplies to customers. He’s been with the business since 2003 and is now a district sales manager. Warren covers the coastal region of North Carolina and South Carolina with duties involving human resources and sales.
He’s married to Candace Warren, an English educator at Hobbton High School and National Board Certified Teacher. Together, they have two sons who attend Hobbton Elementary School, Lathan, Sawyer; and one daughter, Elle.
Warren is a member of St. Paul Free Will Baptist Church in Newton Grove and is heavily involved in activities. He also spends time with the Sampson County Parks and Recreation, where he coaches basketball, baseball football.
He’s the second Sampson County resident to file for a seat on the board. Incumbent and Vice Chair Kim Schmidlin recently for another term on the board. She is one of four board members up for re-election this year. The others are Mary B. Brown, Telfair Simpson, and Dwain Sinclair.
(Chase Jordan | Sampson Independent)
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