Education & Childcare
Cambridge provides a wealth of services to our children and families, but I believe there is room for improvement in the area of early childhood education. The cost of sending one child to preschool, coupled with rising housing costs, is making our city unaffordable for many families. I believe we should allocate some of the American Rescue Plan’s relief money to expand access to pre-K education. We should prioritize this issue and treat it with the urgency it deserves.
I have advocated for students, parents, and teachers my entire career. My own children have attended Cambridge Public Schools. As a teacher and president of the Cambridge Teachers Association, I fought for improvements to our schools and support for our educators. As the local president, I developed a strong and collaborative relationship with the school administration. Together we created the Tobin Montessori School, Cambridge High School Extension Program, block scheduling at CRLS, and extended learning time programs at the Fletcher Maynard and King schools.
I believe that all students deserve a high-quality education and access to a robust set of internships, enrichment activities, and wrap-around support. I will be a strong advocate for public education and the wrap-around services that help our students succeed.