|Name||Winsome Earle Sears|
|Address||200 Kemper Ct |
Stephenson, Virginia 22656-2224, United States
|Last Modifed||Charlotte Rose|
Sep 19, 2018 07:33pm
African - Very Conservative - Baptist -
|Info||Winsome Earle Sears was born in Jamaica and came to the United States when she was six years of age. Raised in New York City, she graduated meritoriously from high school. She enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at the age of 19 and became a US citizen one year later. Out of a platoon of 70 Marines, Delegate Sears is one of seven women to graduate meritoriously from boot camp. She held various leadership positions in the Marine Corps, receiving the Meritorious Mast for effective reorganization of the Training Department and the good conduct medal. Delegate Sears and her husband, Terry, have three daughters. |
First Black Republican woman elected to the Virginia General Assembly. First female veteran elected to the Virginia General Assembly.
First Republican elected to the Virginia General Assembly from a minority district since Reconstruction.
First female foreign-born woman elected to the Virginia General Assembly
First Black Republican female elected to this level of elected office in the United States.
Elected Student Senator at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va.
� Member of and involved in various ministries at Calvary Revival Church, Norfolk, VA.
� Prior member of Chesapeake Public School�s Superintendent Planning Council, Chesapeake, VA.
� Elected Larchmont Elementary Fundraising PTA Vice President, Norfolk, VA.
� Moderated Hampton Roads� regional community discussions on education reform
� Adult literacy manager through VISTA Volunteers
� Produced and conducted educational workshops for businesses, schools, the military, non-profit, and other entities.
� Developed and implemented an educational program in Hampton Roads called Workforce 2007 that was geared to provide meaningful student apprenticeships, internships, and mentorships to the real world
� Formed a coalition comprised of government, educators, business, military, non-profit, and other organizational representatives to produce change in the curriculum of the region�s (what region) public schools.
� Managed Leadership Hampton Roads and the Hampton Roads Education Leadership Academy designed to develop informed, responsible, effective leaders and also to provide educators with the business skills, exposure to the political and economic realities of the region, and provide opportunities to network with their peers and CEOs, respectively.
� Directed The Salvation Army�s women�s shelter in Hampton Roads
� Fought for homeless women and children in representing The Salvation Army in political and socio-economic, community level meetings
� Sought commitments from the Hampton Roads business community to help the homeless through jobs, cultural incentives, and child-welfare issues
September 2000�present Candidate for the Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
1992 Accepted by George Mason University, School of Law
1992 B.A., Major: English. Minor: Economics, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va.
1992 A.A., Cum Laude, Tidewater Community College, Chesapeake, VA.