Deon has a track record of being a strong voice for equity, school improvement, and safety.

Political & Volunteer Experience:

  • Board Member, Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools, 2019-Present (Vice-Chair 2021-22; Chair 2022-23)
  • Vice-Chair, Equity Advisory Council, 2019
  • School Improvement Team, Northside Elementary, 2019-2020
  • Special Needs Advisory Council (SNAC) representative, Seawell Elementary, 2018-2019
  • Northside Elementary & Title I representative, Superintendent’s Family Commission, 2018-2019
  • Steering Committee Member, Campaign for Racial Equity in Our Schools, 2018
  • Tutor/Coach, Math Olympiad, Rashkis Elementary, 2017-18
  • School Improvement Team, Rashkis Elementary, 2017-18
  • Membership Chair, (ISC)2 Raleigh-Durham, 2017-2019
  • Life Member and Mentor, National Urban League
  • Life Member and Mentor, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
  • Member, University of the District of Columbia Board of Trustees, 1999-2000


  • Chief Operating Officer, Farmer Foodshare
  • Cybersecurity Program Manger & Sr. Cybersecurity Engineer, United States Department of Commerce
  • General Manager, J&J Transportation
  • Tech Services Manager, Friedman, Billings & Ramsey Group
  • Associate Director of Network Support, Envision EMI
  • US Army (1991-2004)