Current job: Writer and adjunct college professor at Yale School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University, University of New Haven and Housatonic Community College
Volunteering background, if any: Longtime community volunteer in Milford and throughout Connecticut. In Milford, organizations I have volunteered for include Beth El Homeless Shelter, Red Cross, Boy Scouts. Orchard Hills PTA, West Shore PTA, and the United Way. I have also organized several community-wide events, including Milford TV Turn-Off Week, Lights for Liberty and the Planet Pledge. On a statewide level, I am president of the Connecticut chapter of the National Organization for Women.
Education: Bachelor’s in English, Master’s in Writing and the Oral Tradition
Previous offices held: No previous elected offices, but I was appointed by Governor Lamont to Connecticut’s Steering Committee of the Governor’s Council on Women and Girls.
If elected, what will be your primary focus — budget, curriculum, another topic?
Ensuring the success of each and every student should always be our No. 1 priority. No matter what issues our District is facing at a particular time, we should always be focused on doing whatever is necessary to help each child discover his or her gifts and abilities and find their path, whether that path takes them on to college, to learn a trade, to enter the military, or to do something else altogether. There is no such thing as “one-size-fits-all” learning. Our curriculum, programs and offerings should be as diverse as the children who attend our schools.
What is your stance on the recent calls by some for more input in the curriculum? Do you feel the curriculum is proper, any issues or changes needed in your mind?
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