To the Croton Community,
I am writing to ask you to support me as a write-in candidate in the upcoming School Board Member Election for the Croton-Harmon School District.
Having served the community in a variety of roles, I feel I can offer a fresh perspective that reflects the values of the parents and residents of the district. As President of Croton Little League from 2001 to 2006, I learned how a board with diverse perspectives can best work together to move forward on shared goals. During the seven years I served on the Little League Board, I often collaborated with Croton Village and School District officials and have developed a good understanding of both governing systems.
My family and I have been residents of Croton since 1987. I have two children, one in the Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School and one in Croton-Harmon High School. This year, I joined the board of CHEF—the Croton-Harmon Education Foundation—and also served on the CHHS Building Planning Council, as a PTSA representative. I am also serving on our district-wide Wellness Committee, creating an overarching Wellness Policy to guide students to healthy lifestyles through sound nutritional choices and physical fitness.
I work part-time as the Director of Health Services and Work Life Initiatives at Time Inc. Trained as a nurse practitioner, I run an in-house medical clinic providing health care and wellness services to 4,000 employees. My experience on Time’s Human Resources Leadership Team has brought me management and staff development skills that will enhance my ability to serve the community as a school board trustee.
I have always valued the special qualities of a Croton education; we are a small district with many fine programs and ambitious initiatives. As a board member, I will work hard to preserve that unique Croton character, while listening carefully to the community for their ideas and input. I look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with board members and school administrators to continue to offer a quality education and yet remain financially responsible to the public.
The Statewide Budget Vote and School Board Member Election will take place on Tuesday, May 15, 6:00 am - 9:00 pm, at the CHHS gym. To cast a write-in vote, look for the tab at the top of the voting machine. Push it up, and you will then see paper on which to write. It is important that my name is spelled correctly when written on the ballot. When you exit the voting booth, pulling the lever will reset the paper so that your vote is cast, and there will be new blank paper for the next voter. The officials at the polling place can also assist you with the write-in procedure.
Thank you for your consideration.