I am writing to urge Port Washington residents to vote for Nanette Melkonian for the Board of Education.
This is a critical time for our children and our schools. The pandemic has created both challenges and opportunities for the future of our schools. We need an experienced educator, a parent and an advocate like Nanette on the board to ensure that our school district meets the educational needs of all of our children while also ensuring that our tax dollars are well spent.
I have known Nanette through our work together on AGATE and the Parents Council. She works very hard to understand the needs of our district’s many constituencies. She is a great listener who works to build community and consensus by researching and understanding the issues facing our public schools.
I have been particularly impressed with Nanette’s work to ensure that our students receive an excellent education and that tax dollars are well spent.
For example, she has played a leadership role in advocating for a review of elements of the school district’s curriculum, including the English and social studies honors projects at Schreiber and the Core Extension Program at Weber. She has also advocated for increased professional development for teachers.
As a school board member Nanette will:
- Work to ensure all students receive an excellent and developmentally appropriate education, focusing on their individual academic, physical, social, and emotional growth.
- Act in a fiscally responsible manner to maximize the efficient and effective use of our tax dollars.
- Strengthen communication between the school district, our families and the greater community.
Nanette Melkonian is a highly successful educational advocate who will be a great champion for the community. Every day I see many young children in our neighborhood whose families moved to Port Washington because of our schools. We owe it to them to have someone with Nanette’s knowledge and experience represent us all on our Board of Education. Please join me in voting for Nanette Melkonian on May 18th.