Last night, our own Kerri Anderson was elected to the Mt. Sinai Board of Ed, receiving the most votes of the five candidates vying for two positions:
Kerri Anderson (733)
Lynn Jordan (726)
Anthony DiPaola (584)
Michael McGuire (387)
Robert McGrath (220)
Kerri’s victory is not just great news for her and for us, but is another positive indicator of how the tide is changing in favor of teachers and public education. Running as a teacher on a platform that included pushing the district to “enrich its academic programs to ‘meet the needs of all students.’ and advocating additional autonomy and flexibility for teachers,” she garnered nearly twice as many votes as one of her opponents whose goal was to save money, in part by looking at teacher contracts, “a major part of the budget.”
Please join us in congratulating Kerri. She will no doubt serve the Mt. Sinai community with the same dedication, passion, and excellence that she has been providing to our students.