Amy Masters sent this via email today. (She also has a campaign Facebook page)
I’m Amy Masters, and I am writing to introduce myself to you as I am running for the Ward 8 School Committee seat in 2017. The election is at-large, and the seat will be open as the incumbent is in her final term.
I’m running for School Committee because I am a passionate supporter of our schools and believe I have the experience and judgment to be an effective School Committee Member. I’m a Newton native and graduate of Memorial-Spaulding, Meadowbrook Jr. High School and Newton South. My husband Josh and I have a son in sixth grade at Brown Middle School, and he is the third generation in my family to go through the Newton Schools as both my parents are also NPS Alumni.
I am very passionate about Newton and the Newton Public Schools and want to continue to contribute to our community. I have been an active member of the Memorial-Spaulding PTO and have coordinated the Understanding Our Differences program for the past 3 years. I also serve on the board of Newton Community Education, having been appointed by the School Committee in 2014. For the past 15 years I have worked as a producer for the Chronicle show at Channel 5 where I have had the opportunity to produce many shows about education.
I am fortunate to have City Councilor Rick Lipof as my campaign chair. Through preliminary talks and meetings I have also garnered the support of City Councilor Marc Laredo, City Councilor Jake Auchincloss, School Committee Chair Matt Hills, School Committee Member Ellen Gibson, School Committee Member Steve Siegel, Ward School PTO President Diana Cohen, Former Memorial-Spaulding PTO President Janice Lipof, Former Underwood PTO President Nate Gibson, Former Ward PTO President Cindy Henry and others active in the community.