Wykeisha Howe graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services – Child and Family Welfare. Howe was born and raised in Atlanta. She gave birth to her first child at 16 and had to drop out of high school to work and care for her son. Eventually, Howe finished high school online and attended college. She now has eight children and is involved in many volunteer organizations, such as the PTA, Go-Team, the Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Unit. One major initiative she’s heavily contributed to is RESPECT CASCADE, which focuses on students and their safety. Howe has promised to prioritize connecting schools with the city of Atlanta and promoting greater representation of those in the community. She has also said she’ll advocate for better special education, educational opportunity for racial minorities, safety and health in school, initiatives to combat homelessness among families of Atlanta’s students, and assistance for kids in the foster care system.