Education Op/Ed

Letter to the editor: Chance offers a candidate bio

My name is Jason Chance and I’m running for the Addison Central School District board. I grew up in East Wallingford, Vt., where I attended a small elementary school. I graduated from Mill River Union High School in North Clarendon, Vt. I earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University. After graduation, I served two years as a high school math teacher in the U.S. Peace Corps in West Africa, where I met my future wife, Nicole. We settled in Addison County in 2002 and have lived in Middlebury since 2003. We have two children in the ACSD, a 12-year-old at MUMS and a 17-year old at MUHS. Since 2003, I have worked in Information Technology and earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the Isenberg School of Management.

My experience in the education system of rural Vermont shaped me and my world view. It set me on a path of lifelong learning and a gave me a deep appreciation of our natural world. It is that experience that compels me to run for the ACSD board, with the hope that we can continue to have a thriving school system that meets the needs of all students in our district. Operating a school district in rural Vermont comes with many challenges and resource constraints, but the ACSD has many assets: a tremendous team of teachers and staff, good facilities, and an engaged and supportive community. I ask for your support in helping to guide our district into the future so that others can reap the benefits of learning and growing in Addison County. 

Jason Chance

Middlebury

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