Eleven years ago my husband and I moved to Berlin and instantly fell in love with this small, rural town and the close-knit community. Prior to moving to Berlin and raising children, I worked as an English Language Arts teacher and a Residential Supervisor at both an all-girls and an all-boys treatment facility. My husband and I have four children, a seventh-grader, a fifth, and a fourth, and a third-grader. Since having children I left my work with kids to be home with my own children.
When our oldest child entered kindergarten I started volunteering in town. I’ve sat and am currently sitting on community boards in town: the PTO board for Berlin Memorial School, the Recreation Committee, and the Community Preservation Act Committee. I am the current director of the Berlin Youth Basketball program where I also coach several teams. Volunteering is a large part of my day to day and an important one.
I believe in community. I believe strong communities strengthen and unite towns. I believe strong communities make for strong school districts. I believe in working together and finding solutions while celebrating the process. I firmly believe in quality public education and believe every child deserves the opportunity to thrive. The district has a massive responsibility to deliver this opportunity to its community children. I am excited and honored to sit on the Berlin Boylston School Committee to help deliver this opportunity and to help preserve and improve our school district. I look forward to learning, I look forward to listening, and I look forward to being a spokesperson for the Berlin-Boylston community.