On Tuesday, May 20, James Hoch, a write-in candidate for the Garrison School Board election, will get my vote.
I met James several years ago, when he and his wife Marianne Sullivan moved to Garrison with their two young sons, the eldest of whom is currently in the third grade at GUFS. Since their arrival, James has been an active member of our community. With so many committees and organizations to choose from, James has decided that he can best serve our community as a focused and dedicated member of the GUFS school board. I heartily agree.
Currently a professor at Ramapo and Sarah Lawrence Colleges, James has more than 20 years of experience as an educator. He’s someone who has the best interests of all students in mind and who has worked within the budgeting constraints of a public educational system to bring a dynamic, rigorous curriculum to the classroom. James will bring that experience and a balanced approach to implementing and overseeing district policy. His fresh perspective and enthusiasm will be an asset as the board begins working with the new superintendent, Laura Mitchell, to continue to move our school — and our children — forward.
Please join me and write in James Hoch on May 20 in the Garrison School Board of Education election.