Education Op/Ed

Letter to the editor: Whelan-Wuest is the best choice for ACSD

On March 7th I’ll be voting for Ellen Whelan-Wuest for ACSD school board and I think you should too. Below are some reasons why I’m voting for Ellen and why she makes a great candidate.

Experience: Ellen has years of experience solving complex problems. Professionally, Ellen works in criminal justice reform, using data and research to inform policy. She is practiced at listening to multiple perspectives and is seasoned at combining research, opinions, and best practices to create transformative change. We need this skillset on our school board, and I’m confident in Ellen’s ability to help solve our district’s most challenging problems.

Commitment to Community: Ellen is an engaged citizen committed to being involved in our community to make it a better place. She has served on multiple boards, including WomenSafe, the Cornwall Development Review, and has recently chaired the soon to open Red Clover Children’s Center. Ellen is already serving in leadership roles in our community, she understands how important it is to connect and hear her neighbors, and has already worked in an inclusive way to make positive change.

Passion for supporting children and teachers: When I asked Ellen why she wanted to run for school board, she simply said that she believes that all children and families should have a great experience at school, and that she believes our well-resourced school district can make that happen. She knows that the strength of our community begins with ensuring that every child has what they need to be healthy and successful. This is her guiding star, and I know Ellen will thoughtfully work to make sure that all students and families have a positive experience at school.

When I think of who I want making decisions for the future of our district, I think of someone like Ellen. Ellen has the experience and know-how to continue to move our district towards success, she has proven commitment to our community and she has the best intentions for all students guiding her. On March 7th, be sure to vote for Ellen Whelan-Wuest.

Amanda Reinhardt


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