Martha Good

Candidate for Cincinnati School Board

A Strong Voice for Parents, Students & Our Community

It takes a Village to raise a Child &

Good Schools to Make a Great City.

I am running for Cincinnati School Board this year because I want every child attending Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) to have the same excellent education my own children had.  My children got the opportunity and education in CPS to prepare them for success at Oberlin, Yale and Harvard.   Now I want to devote myself to ensuring that other people’s children get the education they deserve.  I want all kids in our community to have the same opportunity to succeed in life that my kids had. 

While it takes a village to raise a child, it takes Good Schools to make Cincinnati a Great City.  Whether you have children in school or not, we all benefit when everyone has an equal opportunity to learn, succeed, and contribute to society as adults.

I am the only candidate for CPS Board who has been a CPS parent and teacher and is now a senior with no children in school.

  • During the 20 years when my kids were in our schools, I was actively involved as a PTA board member and President, room mother, tutor, and soccer coach.    Having three children go through CPS from K-12 gives me a parent’s unique perspective on the concerns of CPS families.
  • As a former CPS teacher, I also understand the challenges teachers face on the front lines.
  • And now as a senior, I understand the perspective of community members who don’t have kids in school.

If elected, I will be a strong voice for all these groups — parents and their children, teachers and the community — because I have walked in their shoes and understand their points of view.

I will work to make our Cincinnati schools the premier schools in Ohio.  My top priorities are:

  1. Put Students First: ensure academic achievement for every child by having
    • a rich, rigorous curriculum, including art and music in every elementary school,
    • the best possible teacher is in every classroom and
    • visionary school principals with leadership skills to help every kid achieve excellence.
  2. Empower Parents & Engage Community: ensure that parents and community members are welcomed in every school and are closely involved in CPS decisions and daily activities.
  3. Ensure Safe & Secure Schools: ensure that students are protected from violence and bullying so they can focus on academic achievement.
  4. Practice Fiscal Responsibility:  ensure that your tax dollars are spent wisely in ways that will support maximum student achievement and excellence.

Please read through the rest of my my site to learn more about my experience as an educator and a parent.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please call me at 513-321-4579 or email me at

I hope I can earn your trust and your vote.

Thank you for your consideration.


Martha Good

Independent Candidate for Cincinnati School Board

P.S.  CPS is poised for greatness.  We can have the best schools in Ohio.  With your vote and your support, we can provide excellent education to our students and ensure a bright future for out City.


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