Hello Village 14 readers,

My name is Matthew Miller and I am excited to be running for the open Ward 8 School Committee seat.  

I first announced that I was running in late 2016. Since that time, I had a successful launch, have picked up the support of many community leaders and I have attended a full calendar year of School Committee meetings.  I have been privileged to have many wonderful conversations with Newton voters while out knocking on doors.

My goal remains the same: To ensure that each child in Newton has equal access to the very best that our schools and community have to offer.  

  • As the founder of an executive recruiting firm I have years of experience working with budgets, managing contracts, negotiating vendor agreements and leading staff.
  • I was PTO President at Memorial-Spaulding and Oak Hill Middle School.  During that time, I have developed a deep understanding of the Newton Public School system as well as lasting relationships with the administration, faculty and staff.
  • I am the founder of a non-profit creative problem-solving program called Newton Destination Imagination, a first of its kind in our city. I saw a need, partnered with administration and have helped over 350 Newton Public School students learn valuable teamwork and project management skills.
  • Lastly, I am an active member of my neighborhood and community.  I am the president of the Oak Hill Park Association, a 600-home neighborhood group, as well as the youngest member on the Board of Directors at Temple Beth Avodah.

Thank you to Greg Reibman for providing me with this platform to update the Village 14 audience.  On behalf of my team and my supporters, I want to send my well-wishes to the Masters-Ribner family.

It has been a privilege to have conversations with Newton voters about their goals and aspirations for the Newton Public Schools while at many school and community events this year. In the coming months, I will continue to engage with Newton citizens as I to campaign across the city.  I respectfully ask for your vote on November 7th.  

To learn more about me and my priorities, please go to www.matt4schools.com.

Thank you,