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Election 2016 Endorsement: Bennett Is The Best Choice For School Committee

Mar 20, 2016 05:42AM ● By Bill Gilman

To the Editor:

I am pleased to announce my endorsement and support for Arthy Bennett in her campaign for election on the Tewksbury School Committee. For so many years, she has devoted herself to helping the Tewksbury Public Schools. She has served on all of the PACs for her son’s schools, most recently the Superintendent Search and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) TMHS Accreditation Committee not to mention attending all the TMHS Admin chats to really gain knowledge of all aspects of the schools. 

I have had the pleasure of knowing Arthy for over 10 years, since our days volunteering for the Dewing School PAC and since then have had opportunity to work with her on many other ventures. 

Most recently we have served together on the Board for the Tewksbury Education Foundation (TEF). Working hand in hand with her over the past four years of the Foundation’s existence has been a remarkable journey. Besides raising over $150,000 for the Tewksbury public schools, I have learned so much about Arthy and her complete dedication to all of our children. Her energy in getting it all done is something to marvel at! The TEF hosts our Annual School Wide Auction, Annual Spelling Bee, Staff Recognition Program and soon to be awarding our first Scholarship to the Class of 2016. Many of these ideas were Arthy’s and much of the coordination hers as well. 

Over the past ten years, activities and events aside, the daily phone calls about the to-do lists and what else can we provide, I have found a friend. As a person, a mom, a friend Arthy is truly one of the most caring and thoughtful people I know. With all that she has going on, work, family, campaign she always has an ear for what you need. I think the Town of Tewksbury will benefit greatly with her on their School Committee caring for ALL of our students. I have two children currently in the TPS and I know I would want her championing for them. 

Erin Asselin
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