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Election 2016 Endorsement: Bennett Deserves Seat On School Committee

Mar 23, 2016 03:43PM ● By Bill Gilman


To the Editor:

Tewksbury residents, we are extremely fortunate to have an excellent choice for an open seat on our School Committee. Arthy Bennett is the right candidate for our students as well as for our district. We have had the sincere pleasure of knowing Arthy for the past 10 years, interacting with her in many capacities; from the involved parent on the athletic fields to the diligent, committed volunteer on many projects and committees.

This election is especially important as the School Committee just hired a new superintendent. The next 12 months will be a critical period for the Tewksbury school system. Tewksbury needs knowledgeable and experienced voices advocating for our students and our district as we move forward. Arthy has clearly demonstrated her commitment to our district by volunteering in our schools and participating on numerous search committees to find outstanding individuals to join our progressive community. Most recently she was a member of the superintendent selection process where she tirelessly worked objectively, expeditiously and harmoniously with all involved parties to get things done.

Arthy is a parent to two high school children presently in the system and therefore has a considerable vested interest and current perspective of our schools. She is a compassionate and committed member of our community who appreciates the need to balance the interests of all students while continuing to strive for excellence within our schools. 

It is impossible not to have met Arthy Bennett. Whether you are on the athletic fields or participating in a school event, she is always a warm, welcoming, inclusive face, organizing team parties and collections for coaches while advocating for our schools and making sure parents are aware of issues and important meetings. She is the familiar volunteer at every school function. She participates on many fundraising committees and has endless energy informing parents how important these events are and encourages others on how to get involved. She doesn’t ask IF you want to get involved, she asks WHAT do you prefer to volunteer for. Looking at what our Tewksbury Education Foundation fundraiser has done for our schools is impressive, and it is no surprise that Arthy is heavily involved in spearheading this group.

As a Mechanical Engineer for General Electric, Arthy has a sophisticated background of understanding how to collaborate with others and working within a budget while ultimately having the most positive outcomes possible. Her vested interest and desire to be part of the School Committee can only be an asset to our community. Please join us and vote to elect Arthy to the Tewksbury School Committee; she is in it for you and your children.

Dayna & Mark Bicknell
Kim & Gary Brown
Michelle & Michael Kelly
Tewksbury Residents
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