Name the three characteristics (one word for each) that you believe will make you an effective member of the board of education? Expand on the one that you feel should be most significant to the voters.
1) Experience – currently manage a budget larger than the current BOE Budget and have to continually make decisions based on effectiveness of results
What do you think will be the biggest challenge facing Lyme-Old Lyme Public Schools in the next four years?
The biggest challenge facing LOL Public Schools will be the enrollment projections/actuals and how the system must adjust spending priorities and how we maintain and manage the assets of the school system in the best interests of the students and taxpayers. We have invested a significant amount of money to upgrade our current schools and we need to ensure that we maintain these investments and have the best classrooms and facilities for our students, teachers and staff.
If you could achieve one objective — and only one — during your term on the Region 18 Board of Education, what would it be?
The one objective I would like to achieve during my term is to improve the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math curriculum with positive and measurable results for the students of Region 18. The awards and achievements of Region 18 are well documented and as a member of the BOE I would be committed to ensure we improve the results and standards of the students and utilize our fantastic teachers, staff and volunteers!