ABOUT MISTY

“Prepping kids for life” is Misty Glin’s passion and reason for running to become the representative for JCPS school board District 6.  Misty’s own experiences growing up in the Portland neighborhood and attending JCPS schools from K – 12, and later her career as a highly sought-after trainer and instructor with Job Corps for disadvantaged youth, have not only given her a thorough understanding of the daily challenges that many students face today, but have also given her a greater appreciation for the positive impact a teacher can have on a student’s future.  Misty’s life was changed in the fifth grade when her teacher asked her about going to college.  No one in her family had gone to college, and Misty assumed that neither would she.  But at that moment, her eyes were opened to the possibility that she could do something no one in her family had been able to do.

Misty’s struggles did not disappear with her newfound realization, however; she became pregnant in high school but persevered and graduated from Doss High School with her daughter in attendance.  Misty went on to complete an Associate Degree in Pharmacy Technology, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a focus on healthcare, and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Leadership from Sullivan University.  In her professional work, Misty has worked at the Home of the Innocents in Louisville and as an instructor for Sullivan University.  Currently, she is a corporate training manager for Specialty Pharmacy in Louisville and developed the training curriculum in use there.  She is also an adjunct instructor for colleges in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Misty’s work as a pharmacy tech instructor with the Job Corps resonated with her own life experiences.  Teaching job skills to low-income, homeless, and at-risk youth gave her opportunities to open her students’ eyes to greater possibilities in the same way her fifth-grade teacher had done for her and to help shape their futures.

Misty has two children; her daughter is a graduate of Ballard High School, and her son attended a JCPS elementary school before she withdrew him because he was being bullied.  Her son’s experience has made safety for students, teachers, and staff in JCPS schools a top priority.  This includes addressing students’ mental health, which for many has been so adversely affected over the past two years by COVID.

Misty is committed to seeing the quality of education improve in JCPS schools.  Non-traditional instruction (NTI) revealed significant flaws in our educational system, and it is Misty’s goal to see that schools do a better job of preparing students for college and for life.  Integral to achieving this goal is greater parental involvement and a louder voice in their children’s education.

“Prepping kids for life,” teaching them life skills, and equipping them to make better life choices are the foundation of Misty’s candidacy for JCPS school board representative for District 6.  JCPS schools gave her the foundation upon which to continue her education and begin an exciting career and should be for all JCPS students.  Safety, quality education, and parental voice are critical to ensure, in Misty’s words, “we are not raising the next generation of the unemployed.”

Misty has been married to her sweetheart James Glin for 19 years. James is currently running Misty’s school board campaign race for District 6. In her spare time, Misty enjoys spending time with her family and watching her son Alex play football.

WHY MISTY IS RUNNING

Misty’s commitment to education drives her desire to serve on the JCPS school board. Misty is the voice behind House Bill 190, an education bill that requires school leaders to report bullying escalation, and an appeal/review process of any bullying of JCPS K-12 students.

Misty has extensive experience in education, including mentoring and teaching at-risk and disadvantaged youth. A married mother of two children, Misty grew up in Louisville’s Portland neighborhood and is a proud alum of JCPS schools: Roosevelt-Perry Elementary, Western Middle, Shawnee, and Doss. She is also a graduate of Sullivan University.

WHAT MISTY IS FIGHTING FOR

School Safety:

  • Assurance that students have a safe place to learn and grow
  • Safety programs for teachers and students
  • Student accountability for behavior
  • The presence of a Security Resource Officer (SRO) in every school

Quality Education:

  • Teaching students foundational life skills
  • Age-appropriate educational content and curriculum transparency
  • Prioritization of student mental health
  • Overcoming the significant flaws revealed by NTI (remote learning)
  • Advocation for special needs and Individualized Education Plans (IEP)

Parent Voice:

  • A forum for parents to voice their concerns without fear of retaliation 
  • Greater parental involvement in their child’s education
  • Parents’ right to have the final and only authority over their child’s healthcare decisions
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Some kind words from one of my Job Corp Center students.

I replayed the videos of us dancing to the thriller like 5 times today. I cannot dance at all and I was doing it because Mrs. Glin wanted me to be a part of the team. I stayed positive even though I felt embarrassed about my weight.  We practice and practiced until we got it right.  I laughed in happy thoughts back to when we’d laugh and learn every day in our pharmacy class Misty taught. Everyone at JC impacted me in some form or fashion, but pharmacy tech was my favorite at and taught me so much. I learned to be humble and still chase my goals and be proud of how far I’ve come while remembering what I went through to get there. Every time I think of Misty Glin I hear her encouraging ambition behind her stern tone when she would give me advice from a mother’s and teacher’s point of view. At school, she was my mentor and helped drive me on the path I should go. Through youth 2 Youth with the anti-bullying campaign all of pharmacy and many other students from other trades, we fought hand in hand and cheered on Alex (Misty’s son) in the hope for Alex’s law to be passed in order to stop bullying in schools. Alex’s law is a voice for all students and gives them a better education environment for children to feel safe at school as they are at home with their parents. We marched for peace and that was the most intriguing day. Together we went to schools and read to first graders, made a donation fundraiser for the homeless shelters and brought food for the homeless people in the streets in Louisville. I missed out on that but I got to help bring people together to help. Engaging in these events and many more taught us how to get to the source and help the ones on the streets instead of sending all the things to the shelter. To take us to the streets to see for ourselves as an act of humility as Misty would say to us . “Always be humble and kind.” Pharmacy was her professional standpoint yet she was our life coach inside the classroom. Just ask all her students, and they’ll tell you, “She didn’t do it for news reporters.” She did it because seeing smiles and warm hearts makes her happy. I would vote for her any day for the school board. She’s perfect for the school board. I will guarantee that you won’t regret voting for Misty for District 6. She’ll rock the JCPS school board!!! Misty has been here for me since day one. Vote Misty Glin!!! Louder for those in the back. VOTE FOR MISTY GLIN FOR DISTRICT 6!!!!
Natasha C., Student

As a student at Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corp Center. Mrs. Misty Glin was not only my pharmacy tech teacher; she was a mentor and friend. From the first time I came into her classroom, you could feel the love everywhere. However, I honestly was scared of her because she was so tough and headstrong about what she does as a teacher. From making lip chaps & hand soap to dosing medications properly, Glin would tell me to learn from my mistakes and don’t give up. Keep trying. Even away from the educational standpoint, Glin got me involved Youth 2 Youth, where I got the chance to help with Alex Law, from the beginning a survivor of bullying & depression she showed me there are people out there that want to change and make a difference for the future. Glin is a great example of being the change you want to see in the world. I Thank Mrs.Glin for all that she has done for me. I love and miss you, Mrs. Glin. Thank you for everything. 

Trinitee B., Student

When I moved to Kentucky, I had nothing.  Then I met Mrs. Glin, and my life changed.  It started with Job Corps.  I signed up for Job Corps to get an education that will provide me with a career to support my son and myself.  There I found Mrs. Glin, who was teaching the pharmacy technician class I had joined.  She helped me to learn the material needed to pass her class.  While in Job Corps, she helped me find the perfect job; a job that I worked at for five years since, and excelled at.  She was there for me during the pregnancy of my second child.  She has always made herself available whenever I needed a friend or a helping hand.  Mrs. Glin, a kind, caring, sympathetic and resourceful woman, has given me more than an education, she has given me friendship, support, guidance, and encouragement to be the best me I could become.  Anyone who meets Mrs. Glin can and will call her a friend.

Mariah O., Student

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