Cara Doran, candidate for the LS school committee

Editor’s note: The Concord Journal has contacted the three candidates vying for two vacant seats on the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School Board. The candidates are Cara Endyke Doran, Maura Carty and Kevin Matthews. Lincoln’s municipal election is March 28. Here are Doran’s answers.


OCCUPATION: International Health

EDUCATION: Masters in Public Health and Nursing

PAST CITY COUNCIL EXPERIENCE: Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School Board, 2019-2022

OTHER COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTEER PARTICIPATIONS: Volunteer parent and volunteer coach

Why are you running for this office?

I want to draw on my experience to ensure that LS’s curriculum and services provide a foundation for all of our students to grow into responsible, successful adults.

What is the biggest challenge facing schools right now and what are you planning to do about it?

The past two years have taught us to expect the unexpected. Our faculty, staff and students have shown great flexibility and resilience. As we look forward to the next three years on the committee, I believe we will once again have to change direction. I want to make sure our curriculum empowers our students to become leaders. It is the top priority of the LS School Committee to ensure that LS meets the academic and socio-emotional needs of our students, especially in a post-pandemic context. This will require focusing on data-driven monitoring to ensure the quality and equity of our resource allocation programs.

Why should people vote for you?

I bring energy and enthusiasm to the role. I will listen to all stakeholders, be patient and build partnerships focused on the idea that Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School remains a place of optimal learning, growth and development.