I have lived in Riverside for 26 years with my husband. All three of our children attended the Greenwich Public Schools starting in kindergarten, all the way through graduation from Greenwich High School (the youngest of them doing so in 2017).
When I first moved to Greenwich, I was commuting to NYC to practice law as a matrimonial attorney at a smaller firm in Manhattan. After stopping work, I devoted time to my family and actively volunteered in the Greenwich community. My primary focus was school related, including many different committee roles and chairs. Most significantly, I served as PTA co-president at Riverside School, PTAC Treasurer, and on the PTA Board at Greenwich High School. For six years, I also served as co-president of GHS Band Boosters, a parent organization supporting the GHS band program. I have also served as a mentor in the AVID program through the Greenwich Alliance for Education.
Outside of the schools, I am a member of the Junior League of Greenwich and served on the Board of Directors for that organization, and also chaired its Partnership in Education reading program at Hamilton Avenue School.
I have also served on the Board of Governors of the Riverside Association.
In 2017, I was elected to the RTM for District 5. As an RTM member, I have served as the District delegate to the RTM Education Committee, and have been the District alternate to both Parks and Recreation and the Health and Human Services Committees. I also serve as the RTM liaison to the New Lebanon Building Committee.
While I have enjoyed my time on the RTM, I want to contribute in a more meaningful way to the Greenwich community which has been a wonderful home for me and my family. Serving on the Board of Education is the ideal means for me to do so, and I believe I am a strong candidate given my experiences and skills. If elected, I plan to focus my efforts to, among other things: improve communication and collaboration with Town entities to implement the Master Facilities Plan; examine additional strategies to lessen the achievement gap; meet the needs of all students through the use of personalized learning; and support the new Superintendent's efforts in having the Greenwich Public Schools serve as the standard for educational excellence.