Sara Stoutland for School Committee Vote May 8, 2018
Parent Leaders Support Sara
Letter to the Brookline Tab, sent April 22, 2018 A Parent Leader and Education Expert: The Perfect Mix for School Committee. Speaking as Brookline residents and parents, we believe Sara Stoutland will make an outstanding member of School Committee. As parent leaders in the Brookline schools – past and present PTO and School Council members--we have all worked with Sara over the past decade to improve our schools. We admire her leadership, dedication, integrity, passion, and knowledge.
Sara is a true leader who combines get-it-done action with visionary ideas born from her professional expertise in education and her personal experience as a parent of three Brookline school kids.
Sara founded Driscoll School’s “Science Solstice” in 2009 and has coordinated this outstanding program ever since.
With Sara as co-chair, the Driscoll PTO launched a highly inclusive and highly successful fundraising approach, treating each donation equally, no matter the amount. The number of donors grew dramatically, building community and engagement, and total funds raised in absolute dollars grew as well.
Sara has focused her four years as BHS School Council co-chair on promoting mental health and wellness through helping families and students manage stress and striving to ensure every student feels connected to at least one adult at BHS.
As a member of the Brookline Parent Education Network advisory board and coordinator for Brookline Talks, Sara is building connections across our schools and our community.
As a town-wide parent leader, Sara is unique among all of the candidates running for School Committee this year. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to vote for her on May 8th. Please tell all of your friends and neighbors about Sara and the strong, independent voice she will bring to our School Committee. Sincerely, Brookline Parent Leaders: Abby Cox, Devotion, BHS, P 8 TMM Alice Speck, Driscoll Arden Reamer, Devotion Belinda Hsu, Lincoln Betsey Dalbeck, Lawrence, BHS Bonny Gilbert, Driscoll, BHS Brian Sheehan, Driscoll Caroline Barnes, Driscoll, BHS Caroline O’Brien, Baker Carolyn Thall , Baker Catherine Burke, Runkle Charla Whitley, Devotion, BHS Cher Duffield, Pierce Craig Haller, SEPAC Dascha Weir, Runkle Desmond Hall, Driscoll Eileen O’Grady, Heath, BHS Elena Olson , Runkle, BHS Emily Engeland, Baker, Heather Caldwell, Driscoll, SEPAC Henry Theriault, Pierce, BHS Jane Piercy Devotion, BHS Jeff Speck, Driscoll Jennifer Goldsmith, Driscoll, BHS, P11 TMM Jill Altshuler, Runkle, BHS Julie Bell, BHS Julie Jette, Baker, P 16 TMM Julie Schreiner-Oldham, Baker Kim Kushner, Runkle, BHS Kristin Schreiber, Driscoll Linda Monach, Baker, SEPAC Lisa Serafin Sheehan, Driscoll Lori Day, Driscoll, SEPAC Maria Brincker, Driscoll Meenakshi Garodia, Driscoll Michael Toffell, Devotion Miriam Albert, Baker Nathan Shpritz, Baker, P16, TMM Padma Garimella, Driscoll, BHS Pam Katz, Devotion, BHS, P9 TMM Ryan Garms, Driscoll Shahin Lockman, Driscoll, BHS Shal Shahani, Baker Shubhada Bhad, Baker, BHS Steven Watson, Driscoll, BHS Susan Gold, Runkle, BHS Suzanne Slattery, BHS Tad Gallion, Driscoll, BHS Val Frias, Driscoll Yuval Gilbert, Driscoll, BHS
Key: P -Precinct; TMM-Town Meeting; BHS--Brookline High School; SEPAC--Special Education Political Action Committee
School Committee Members: Ben Chang, Helen Charpulski, Michael Glover, David Pollak, Julie Schreiner-Oldham, Beth Jackson Stram, Susan Wolf Ditkoff
Select Board Members: Neil Wishinsky, Bernard Greene.
Town Meeting Members: Joanna Baker John Bassett Craig Bolon Harry Bohrs Chris Chanyasulkit Nancy Daly John Doggett Jennifer Goldsmith Kenneth Goldstein Julie Jette Pam Katz David Lescohier Paul Lipson Werner Lohe David Lowe Judy Meyers Lynda Roseman Michael Sandman Brian Sheehan Timothy Sullivan Carolyn Thall George White