Sam Sharma

candidate for

Board of Education

Sam Sharma

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I am a current member of the board of education and grateful to have received an endorsement from the Newington Democratic Town Committee to run for another term. As a board member, I have always collaborated with members of both parties and done what is in the best interests of our students, ensuring that every tax dollar is invested wisely to enable them to compete successfully in today’s competitive global economy.

I have held our school district administration accountable and ensured they are accessible to all town residents should there be a concern. If I am trusted by town residents to serve another term, I plan on ensuring our students and staff are well supported, expanding access to our district’s high quality and affordable pre-K program and supporting an inclusive curriculum which reflects and respects diversity.

I love Newington, have been a resident for over two decades, have a son in our school system and am married to a fellow educator, an upper school science teacher. Currently I am Area Chair in Connecticut for Harvard Office of Admissions and Financial aid. In addition, I have worked as a substitute teacher in school districts in the Hartford region and know firsthand the many challenges our educators, support and district staff face every day. I have also advised UNESCO and the ministries of education on policy.

I look forward to working together to ensure a positive future for Newington – a strong school system, an improved quality of life for our town, and responsible financial management for all of our residents.