Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Elevator Pitch

As you go to cast your votes for new members of the Board of Education today, I have some final thoughts on what makes a good board member.

Number 1 on that list would be listening. Really listening. Listening to learn, listening to help. 

2. The ability to take what you’ve learned and plug it in to what you know already and then do even more research to fill in the holes.
3. A talent for making connections between people. A persistent belief that all kinds of people can and should work together.

4. The capacity to say “I was wrong.” And with that, the proven commitment to learn more and do better.

5. Strong background knowledge of the school system - - where we are, and how we got here.

Each of the candidates listed on the ballot for BOE has their own strong points. But one candidate embodies all of the qualities I listed above:

Vicky Cutroneo

You can learn more about her here.

Here’s the deal:
  • She knows her stuff. 
  • She’s done the work. 
  • She has heart. 
Ms. Cutroneo has earned my trust and that of community members from all over the County. I hope you’ll take the time to learn more about her and consider giving her your vote.

My best wishes to all BOE candidates today. It’s going to be a long and tiring day. Thank you for putting yourself out there to serve our schools.

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