Today I submitted my paperwork to be on the ballot for re-election to the Ridgewood Board of Education. I didn't wait this long because I was actually conflicted about deciding to run. I always knew I wanted to continue. But I did not want to spend three or more months campaigning and talking about running. There is plenty of work to do on the Board without adding that into the mix. As of now, there are no challengers for my position. The deadline to submit paperwork to be on the ballot is Tuesday Match 8 at 4:00 p.m., so I'll know for sure at that time.
In the meantime, know that I want to continue working to ensure that our schools and our community work together to provide an excellent education for every single child, and fiscal health for our District. I am honored that you have trusted me with this responsibility, and I hope to continue working to fulfill that trust.
Over the past three years, I have worked hard every day for our schools and our students. The learning curve was (and still is) steep. While the experience has been challenging, fascinating, rewarding, interesting and complicated, I continue to start each day with enthusiasm to perform my duties to the absolute best of my abilities.
There is still so much to do. The times ahead will be challenging in ways never before seen in Ridgewood schools. I believe I have skills, energy and experience to continue serving the students of Ridgewood.
The election is April 27. Be sure to vote.
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