My husband John and I are fortunate to have lived in Arlington for over ten years. Our sons are enjoying first and third grade at Brackett. My experience as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language, combined with my management experience at the Harvard School of Public Health Center for Continuing Education, bridges both education and business. I'm confident my experience working with business leaders, administrators, teachers, parents, caregivers and students will serve me well as a member of Arlington’s School Committee.
For fun I enjoy clamming on the Cape, going to the theater, eating and cooking, making bucket lists, and goofing around with my kids. I spend a lot of time volunteering in the schools and community organizing. While this may not sound like fun to everyone, it is something I thrive on, especially when it involves working with kids.
I love all things Japanese, from sushi and sake to flower arranging and taiko drumming. My family enjoys exploring Menotomy Rocks Park, flying kites at Robbins Farm Park, biking the Minuteman bike trail and grabbing a slice at Otto's before watching a movie at the Capitol Theatre. Some of my favorite Arlington memories include teaching my kids how to swim at the Res, my wedding proposal at Spy Pond, snuggling up and reading with my kids at the Robbins and Fox libraries, dancing with my family at Karen K concerts and my children’s dedication ceremonies at First Parish church. I love our town.
I am passionate about fostering diversity and inclusion in our schools. In 2018 I founded Arlington’s Diversity and Inclusion Groups (DIGs) in our elementary and middle schools and I am in my fourth year serving on the Superintendent’s Diversity Advisory Committee. I am also a strong believer in data-driven decision making.