My third vote among these equals goes to Patrick Schultz. I’m sure you are all familiar with Pat. He runs a successful business in Salem, the Howling Wolf. Maybe you know him from there, but before that he was a successful educator who left a mark on many of our graduates. He has an outstanding track record: assistant principal in the Chelsea school system, former teacher here in Salem, and the chair of our turnaround committee. He also has been on the Salem Education Foundation board. He has the experience and the knowledge that we need right now in Salem of a career educator, but with a modern approach. He cares so very much about getting the best outcome for the Salem Schools and moving us out of crisis and into excellence.
Rick Johnson, Rachel Hunt and Patrick Schultz are clearly the three strongest choices for the Salem School Committee. Rick seeks more responsive, accountable governance. Rachel brings her proven results from building the Salem Academy. Patrick Schultz has the up-to-date experience and knowledge that we need right now in Salem. If you want the Salem Schools moving in a better direction, we need a better School Committee. Three candidates can bring that change for us. I will be voting for them on Nov. 5 and urge you all to do so, as well!