And here we go…

The campaign for school board is on!

I was looking for a recent picture in which all three of my kids look good (impossible!) so that I could cite them as the reason I’ve decided to run for school board. Then I found this picture, which captures the essence of childhood – curiosity. My wish for the Haverford School District is for each child to find some part of the day that captures his or her curiosity. We should strive to keep that natural love of learning for as long as possible.

As a parent, I’ve come to believe that raising caring, compassionate, considerate kids is only part of the job. We also have to work for a better, more just world for our children. Now that my children are getting a little older, I plan to devote more of my time and our time as a family to doing good things for our community. This campaign for school board is part of that effort.

As a professor, I see young adults enter college needing more preparation in critical areas. I want each student in my class to succeed, and it’s painful when the students struggle unnecessarily. One of my goals as a school board member is to ensure that students who graduate from Haverford High School are as prepared as possible for life’s challenges, both in and out of the classroom.

I’m looking forward to Haverford Township Day tomorrow. It will be a great opportunity to meet more community members and listen to their thoughts. Hope to see many of you there!