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FRAMINGHAM – Gloria Pascual is a candidate for the Framingham School Committee, running to help Framingham support all our children. She believes that the entire community benefits from excellent schools, and she wants to be at the table to ensure that every student receives the resources and support he or she needs to learn, grow, and be successful.
As Framingham transitions to a city, parents are expressing concerns over equity of services, the need for staff diversity, and increasing class sizes. As a member of the School Committee, Gloria will advocate for evidence-based programming, strategic planning, equitable policies and curriculum, developing strategies for hiring diverse staff members, and maintaining smaller class sizes to benefit all our students.
Gloria Pascual was born and raised in Cambridge, MA, and attended UMass Boston, where she received her Master’s in Applied Sociology. She also has a Graduate Certificate from the BU School of Social Work, and is the mother of a Framingham Public School graduate and current student.
Gloria has over 15 years of experience working with senior executives in healthcare, advocating for people of all ages and abilities. She is a champion for culturally competent health care and special education.
She currently serves as Director of Community Relations and Volunteer Services at MetroWest Medical Center, the largest health care system between Worcester and Boston.
Her professional areas of expertise are:
Legal/regulatory, ethical issues, workforce diversity and equal employment opportunity
Human Resource diversity and talent management
Conflict resolution and developing mutual agreements
Overseeing the operations of multi-site facilities and working with an array of staff and directors
Data analysis, interpreting information, community assessment and presenting findings
Developing quality measures according to state and federal regulations and company standards to identify trends against benchmarks
Experience working side by side with State Representatives, local officials, key stakeholders, and community members on health and education reform
Exceptional ability to relate well to people from diverse backgrounds and cultures and meet their individual needs
Language skills: English (native) and Spanish (fluent)
Gloria’s public service includes:
Framingham Town Meeting Member for District 8 (Precinct 18)
Vice President of the Standing Committee on Education,
Vice President of Framingham High School PTO
Advisory Board Member of the Framingham Public Schools Grants Committee
Chair for Framingham Coming Together for Racial Equity in Education in our Public Schools
Co-Founder of Framingham Families For Racial Equity in Education
Member of MetroWest Health Foundation Racial and Ethnic Disparities Board
Co-Chair of the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee in Cambridge 2006-2008
She is excited to work with students, parents and teachers in making the Framingham Public School system one of the best!
Vote for Gloria Pascual on November 7
Gloria Pascual – 508-283-0564 – firstname.lastname@example.org –