WILMINGTON, MA — Town Moderator Robert Peterson Jr. recently interviewed Wilmington School Committee candidate Jennifer Bryson as part of WCTV’s 2017 Candidate Conversations series.
Bryson and her husband moved to town in 2005. They chose Wilmington because of its school system and its reputation as a good community to raise a family.
Bryson believes the biggest issue currently confronting the School Committee is the superintendent vacancy.
“We’re at a crossroads right now, looking to hire a new superintendent,” said Bryson. “It’s time for us to coach and support a new superintendent.”
Bryson wants a superintendent who is not only a great leader with vision, but also someone who listens to parents, teachers and staff.
Bryson notes two concerns she’s hearing from parents is (1) making sure the district provides equitable access to the curriculum for ALL students and (2) making sure the district meets the needs of ALL students. If elected, Bryson intends to evaluate the professional development offered to Wilmington educators, as well ensure there’s no inequities between the “two sides of town” at the elementary level and “within the houses” at the middle school.
Bryson, a former teacher in Chelsea and the current Faculty Director of Educator Preparation at Boston University, looks to her use background and experience to benefit the school district, including in the development of the district’s annual improvement plan, as well as each school’s annual improvement plans.
Bryson is already in full campaign mode, having held a ‘meet and greet’ in March with another scheduled for March 31. She’s meeting weekly interested families and intends on holding signs every Saturday until the election. Bryson is also utilizing lawn signs and has begun mailing out ‘dear friend’ cards. She is also maintaining a campaign Facebook page.
“I am trying to talk to as many Wilmington residents that I possibly can,” said Bryson.
Watch the 7-minute interview, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:
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