I am excited to announce that I will be seeking a caucus nomination on Jan. 7th for a seat on the Bedford School Committee. I will soon complete a three-year term on the Bedford School Committee and hope to be elected March 14 for another three-year term.
I have lived in Bedford with my husband and 3 children for 10 years. Since I moved in, I have been connecting people to one another in this wonderful town we live in. I started by coordinating playgroups for the BFC and then helping the families living at the Bedford Plaza Hotel feel connected to the community. As a member of the School Committee, I have helped establish different policies and programs in the Bedford Public Schools to enable different parts of the community to succeed in different ways.
- Supporting the World Language Department in their efforts to teach English Language Learners in school and to community members outside of school. Did you know 52 languages are spoken in Bedford?
- Integrating many children into their community school by supporting the need for more staffing in various Special Education programs.
- Encouraging a nurturing community for artists through the Teaching for Artistic Behavior approach at The Lane School.
- Helping close the achievement gap by continuing to challenge students with the Tenacity Challenge.
- Encouraging more opportunities for the hockey community with the addition of a Junior Varsity Hockey Team.
Over the past 3 years that I have been on the School Committee, I have enjoyed working together with the other members on the committee to focus on children and what they need to be the healthiest and best learners they can be. Over the last two years, I have held the role of Secretary and am currently the Vice-Chair. I have also appreciated learning about and connecting with other parts of the community of Bedford, such as the Finance Committee, DPW, Youth and Family Services, and Bedford Community Partnership.
I look forward to continuing my work on the Bedford School Committee to:
- Continue to strengthen programs around Social and Emotional Wellness to create a healthy school culture by helping students develop skills to manage their emotions, resolve conflicts, and make responsible decisions.
- Hire a strong new Superintendent of Schools that will continue to prioritize the equality, diversity, and inclusion that we strive for.
- Help balance the budget to continue and grow the policies and programs that support all the learners in Bedford.
- Continue encouraging hands-on learning to engage all learners.
Please come out to vote on March 14th. I would appreciate your support.