A FRESH PERSPECTIVE
I am running for school committee because I am excited to be a part of a process that works towards supporting our teachers and schools. I am hopeful I can bring a focus on diversity and inclusion to the policy level while also ensuring greater levels of communication and school practices that support working families. I am an experienced educator, engaged listener, and effective advocate. I bring a perspective as both an educator and a parent, having worked for 15 years in schools as a teacher, counselor, and administrator. I hold an MA in Education with a focus on school policy reform, and bring over a decade of experience working with school leaders to create change.
I have two young children, the oldest of whom will be in kindergarten in the fall of 2020, and part of my decision to run includes a desire to ensure she, and all students, are embraced for who they are as they are simultaneously challenged to think critically about the messages they receive from society. I moved to Northampton with my wife and first daughter seeking a community that would offer a progressive network of people and a small-town, community feel. One major draw of Northampton was the strong public school system. I kicked off my campaign by knocking on over 115 doors, and talking to people at local events including Florence Night Out and the Front Porch Series. I have enjoyed getting to know some of the people in Ward 5 and hearing their concerns and ideas ranging from teacher support to math education.