In full transparency, the following was submitted to SOURCE media, as per the digital news media outlet’s election guide.
FRAMINGHAM – I’m excited to announce that I am running for re-election for School Committee. I’m grateful for the encouragement and support that I’ve received. I’m passionate about my mission to serve.
Looking back to January 1, 2020, the day that I was sworn in to office, it’s amazing to think of what was on the horizon and how unaware I was of the journey that was ahead.
This past year was hard. As a single mom, working full-time teaching, I can say it was by far one of the most challenging. It was a year filled with isolation, loss, and at times darkness and uncertainty. However, throughout the struggles, there were moments of joy, kindness, and inspiration that somehow helped carry me through. 2020 also came with tremendous self-growth, meaningful experiences, and invaluable lessons.
As 2021 speeds along, I welcome the opportunity to serve again for a second term. We, as a city, need to move forward. There is work to be done to heal and grow. Our children must come first. Their safety and wellbeing must be top priorities. The demand for social and emotional supports for our students has never been higher. It is our responsibility to provide learning opportunities, social and emotional supports and ensure students and families get the services they need.
In addition, when I am elected I will continue to advocate for:
1. A Southside School in District 8.
2. Transparent and Equitable Policies/Practices
3. High-quality Universal Pre-K
I’m looking forward to more district dialogues, collaborating with local leadership, and discussing my vision for our students and children. I greatly appreciate the opportunity for a second term.
Framingham School Committee
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