Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Daniel Murphy- Candidate for Longmeadow School Committee

The following information was submitted by Dan Murphy- Candidate for Longmeadow School Committee.

My name is Dan Murphy and I am looking forward to serving our community on the School Committee. My wife Anna Whitton and I are proud parents of our 6 year old son Daniel who attends Blueberry Hill Elementary School. I have been a Longmeadow resident for 28 years and we love raising our son in such a well rounded, friendly community.

I am running for Longmeadow School Committee to give back to the community.  I will do everything I can to support the wonderful teachers and staff and help the great students of our town with all their needs.

Dan Murphy

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Bronwyn Monahan- Candidate for Longmeadow School Committee

The following information was submitted by Bronwyn Monahan, Candidate for Longmeadow School Committee.

Seeking election to the Longmeadow School Committee seems like a very natural step for me. I am a lifelong resident of Longmeadow, and I have over 20 years of experience in education. The importance of education is something that was instilled in me by my parents at a very young age. The focus on the value of education is something that my husband Dave Prickett and I also highly value, as we continue to carry on the tradition of instilling the importance of education in our two sons. David is a seventh grade student at Glenbrook Middle School, and Joseph is a third grade student at Blueberry Hill School.

Living in Longmeadow for over 40 years, I am very passionate about the community. We have many positive things going on, but we can be even better! I am very committed to making our schools be the best they can be, always, and in all ways. I will use my experience as a resident, an educator, and a parent to do everything I can to help the Longmeadow Public School District continue to strive for greatness. As Christine Gregoire so perfectly, yet simply said, “Education is the foundation upon which we build our future.”

Goals as a Member of Longmeadow School Committee•    Ensure each student is well-prepared for opportunities beyond high school
•    Focus on personalized learning so that every student is challenged and supported
•    Assist in fostering a safe learning environment for all students and educators
•    Support educators by providing resources necessary to deliver best possible instruction
•    Work collaboratively with administrators to set and achieve district goals

Experience as an Educator
During my 22 years in education, I had the opportunity to serve in various roles, including:
•    High School English Teacher
•    K-12 Literacy Instructional Coach
•    Grades 7-12 ELA Curriculum Specialist
•    Co-Director of a high school Writing Center
•    National Writing Project Teacher Consultant
•    National Writing Project College/Career Readiness Program Participant
•    NEASC (Assessment) Committee Co-Chair
•    Varsity basketball and track and field coach

•    College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts
      Bachelor of Arts in English
      Division I Women’s Basketball Team all four years
•    American International College
     Master of Education