D. John McCarthy for School Committee

Q. What specifically makes you the best candidate in this race?

As a former member, secretary, vice chair, and chairman of the school committee I can hit the ground running. I hold Master’s Degrees in Educational Technology and an MBA from UMass Amherst and I am an advocate for the use of technology to improve educational outcomes and choice and holding the line on expenses. I was the chair of the technology sub-committee on the new high school and made certain that when it was opened it had a state-of-the-art technology infrastructure. I worked to control costs e.g. exploring privatizing food services, that led to substantial savings without actually going private. I am not committed to the status quo. I am a team player, but wasn’t afraid to vote NO and not be a rubber stamp. Just because we have taught the same way since 1635, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t explore new proven ways to do a better less expensive job.

Posted 72 weeks ago