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Diyonne McGraw

Diyonne and her husband, Mark, of 30+ years are members of Mt. Moriah Baptist church. They are the parents of three talented children and new grandparents to their beloved, M3.


A Proven ACPS
Change Agent

Diyonne's sense of community from an early age growing up in Memphis, Tennessee has played a pivotal role in who she is today. Relocating to Gainesville 30 years ago upon receiving her B.S. in Business Administration from Florida A&M University, Diyonne has served Alachua County Public School students as an advocate for every child's future.



  • Alachua County School Board Chair

  • Gainesville Women's Club

  • Democratic Women's Club of Alachua County

  • Martin Luther King Commission of Fl, Vice President

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.;  Mu Upsilon Omega chapter

  • Twenty Pearls Foundation; Charitable arms for Mu Upsilon Omega chapter of AKA, Inc.

  • Gainesville chapter of The Links, Inc.

  • Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., service organization

  • Served on the Alachua County Forever Board for 5 years

  • Served on the City of Gainesville Recreation Board

  • African-American Accountability Alliance, Vice President and 4AS PAC President

  • Realtor-Rodney Long Realty Services, LLC (Vice Pres. of Real Estate)

  • The Long Foundation, Inc.

  • School Advisory Council President, PK Yonge Developmental Research School

  • School Advisory Council, Gainesville High School

  • School Advisory Council, A-Quinn Jones

  • City of Gainesville Blue Ribbon and Big Idea Committees

  • Chamber of Commerce I-3 Steering Committee


  • Group Home Owner, Successful Living II, LLC,  Gainesville, FL 

  • QBS Inc. Safety-Care, Professional Trainer in Behavior Management- Reactive strategy curriculum, Gainesville, FL

  • Waiver Support Coordinator, Agency for Persons with Disabilities

  • Probation Officer, Alachua County DEPARTMENT OF COURT SERVICES, Gainesville, FL

  • Intensive Case Manager, MERIDIAN BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, INC., Gainesville, FL   

  • Builders Association of North Central Florida (BANCF) - Member

  • Implemented a Barber Class at Eastside High

  • Visibility & Relationship building with ACPS staff, administrators, students & parents

  • Visited 90% of our schools within the 1st two weeks of the '23-'24 school year

  • Initiated multiple Joint-Municipality Commission meetings

  • Strong advocate for Early Childhood Education programs (VPK, Pre-K ESE)

  • Leading stake-holder initiative to address student conduct

  • Created a community-wide Career & Technical Education Committee

  • School Board Chair: Nov. 2023-Present

As a School Board Member:

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