Education Op/Ed

Letter to the editor: Whelan-Wuest for ACSD board

As an earlier letter writer pointed out, Cornwall is blessed with excellent candidates for the School Board. Of these I’ve decided to vote for Ellen Whelan-Wuest since her professional and volunteer experiences have prepared her to help tackle the many and varied problems the ACSD faces, including the mess that has been made of MUMS.

Earning a masters’ in public policy involves studying creative problem solving in order to come up with practical solutions. Ellen earned hers at Duke and now applies what she has learned to her work for the Council of State Governments Justice Center, collaborating with state leaders to reform criminal justice policy. Outside of work she has taken leading roles on the WomenSafe board, Cornwall’s Development Review Board, and is one of those organizing a new daycare center, The Red Clover Children’s Center. Anyone who is willing to tackle such a range of issues will certainly not be daunted by the hard work presented by any and all of the challenges our district is facing. She is accustomed to listening to all sides and analyzing what she has heard to come up with practical solutions, surely an important skill in this time of division.

Ellen has a daughter who is already attending our elementary school here in Cornwall and a son who will be heading there soon. I know she will do her best for her two and all the other students in our district.

Marge Drexler


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