Write in candidate Suzanne McEachron

With a sudden open seat on the Granville Board of Education, one resident mounted a campaign for the position. Posted here are answers to the questions offered to candidates for office by the Granville Sentinel.

Name – Suzanne McEachron

Occupation – EMR Coordinator of Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region

 

Why do you want to hold this office?

We need to provide our community with great educational opportunities including arts, music, sports, and extracurricular activities, and I want to help insure that this happens.

           

What qualities do you possess that would make you an ideal candidate for this job?

First and foremost, I am a parent of four children currently attending Mary J. Tanner, Granville Elementary, and the Jr./Sr. High Schools, so I have an active interest in the education programs in Granville. I also have years of experience in management and leadership roles in both professional and volunteer capacities. I am flexible, fair, willing to listen, approachable, and discreet.

 

What are the biggest issues facing the Granville Board of Education?

Trying to balance the school budget and maintain high-quality educational programs in the shadows of massive cuts in state funding must be the biggest issue at this time. I am very concerned about losing high caliber teachers because of budget constraints, and yet understand the financial limitations of the taxpayers.

 

What are the biggest issues facing the entire community of Granville?

I feel Granville residents are genuinely concerned about their financial situations and their futures. Jobs seem difficult to obtain and keep, property values are declining, and there do not seem to be very many opportunities for young people starting out after graduation to support themselves in our town.       

 

What recommendations for improvements do you have if elected?

 I would like to see the school and community members find and support a shared vision of pride in the Granville schools and students, and the educational and extracurricular programs Granville offers. I also think that these difficult times, will call for some more creative solutions, and a long range, sustainable plan.

 

What made you ‘throw your hat in the ring’ for the write-in spot?

Someone teased me about running on Little League Sunday, and the longer I thought about it, the more I felt it was the right thing to do. I made a lot of phone calls and interviewed many past and current board members before making my decision. My children were very excited about my deciding to run at the last minute, especially my daughter, Shelby, who actively campaigned for me. I am looking forward to advocating equally for children, parents, taxpayers, and school employees. I also love this town, and feel it is important to give something back to the community that has given so much to me and my family. I am very excited to serve, and thank all those who have given me their votes and support.

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