Candidate for the school committee: Erin Gibbons – WaylandeNews

My name is Erin Gibbons and I am running for school council (“SC”) elections. I’m thrilled to report this news and hope you’re as excited to vote for me to serve the community in this capacity.

As a mother of 4 daughters (one high school girl, one soon to be in middle school, and 2 elementary school students), a wife, a community member who has been part of our school community for 10 years, and a lawyer, I think I am uniquely qualified to position our SC to move our schools forward during these unprecedented times.

In my 16 years in Wayland, I have served on the school board for Happy Hollow, middle school, and am currently in high school; I served as chair of the Grade 5 activities committee at Happy Hollow; I have served on the Senior Research Committee of Happy Hollow and the Deputy Principal Research of the college; I was also a member of the Superintendent’s Healthy Relationships Task Force and Parent Liaison for the PTO organizing the Walden Pond trip in Grade 6. I also coach for the Wayland Youth Soccer program. I believe I have demonstrated commitment and integrity in the many different roles I have held serving our community.

It is my hope, if elected to the school board here at Wayland, to bring a balanced, student-centered voice to SC. I am a proven team player who takes a proactive approach to resolving issues as they arise. Wayland Schools have been very successful for years and nothing would make me happier than to continue to provide not only my children, but all children served by our school system the opportunity to benefit from a high level Wayland education.

I believe that as educators, Wayland teachers and administration have the best interests of our children at heart; our teachers and administration go above and beyond to ensure that the needs of Wayland students are always met. If elected to SC, I hope to continue efforts to increase communication between teachers and administration, SC and superintendent to better serve our entire student community. The key to progress and growth is to continue to challenge every facet of the Wayland School System to do better and demand the best from every team member who supports our learners.

Wayland is in my blood. My grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles all had a Wayland education and graduated from Wayland High School. My grandfather and father served for over 30 years with the Wayland Fire Department. I’m proud of this city and all it has to offer.

I hope you will vote for me as a voice of the community, committed to teamwork, achievement, transparency, solving challenges, and finding ways to solve problems while bringing people together.

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