Candidate name, town: Laura Kirshenbaum, Holden
Position sought: Representative to the Wachusett Regional School District Committee (incumbent)
I am Laura Kirshenbaum, and I ask for your vote to continue to serve as one of Holden’s representatives on the Wachusett Regional School Committee.
I have been serving on the school committee for the past four years. During that time, our children and schools have faced many challenges. We provided oversight of district administration and education through the worldwide COVID pandemic, navigated through district leadership changes, and continue to respond to ongoing financial and educational challenges and educational priorities.
My proudest moments in my tenure were getting our students and teachers back to in-person learning, speeding up our 1:1 technology plan, and leading the superintendent screening committee who recommended Dr. Reilly as Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Reilly was unanimously approved by the school committee and is currently in his first year as our superintendent. Personally and professionally, I am a mom of two children who attend Mountview Middle School and Wachusett Regional High School. My partner and I have lived in Holden for more than 12 years. In addition, I am a middle school science teacher in Massachusetts, serving students for more than 20 years. I hold a B.S. from UMass-Amherst, a M.Ed. from Fitchburg State University, and a second Masters in School Administration from American International College in Springfield.
I am a product of public education in Massachusetts. I work diligently to realize the goals of public education as a school committee member, a teacher and a parent. My educational philosophy is rooted in the promise of public education and access to education for all students.
I would be honored to continue to serve all of our children in this community and to improve the educational experience for all.
Please vote for me, Laura Kirshenbaum, on May 8. Thank you.