Thank you, Ossining for electing me to the Board for the 2023-2026 term!
We have many positive stories to tell about our district! So, we should not be shy about publicizing our successes - especially around our unique programs like dual language, arts and music and science research.
Right now, we do a good job of talking about our strengths within the community. But there's room for improvement in sharing our scholars' stories beyond Ossining through a concise and effective communications and marketing strategy.
If elected, I would:
As for the mascot, this is something that can be a nice button on our efforts to better position our schools outside of Ossining. The idea of bringing back a mascot has been discussed by families and students, so I would support moving this forward pretty quickly.
We have a good foundation with "Ossining Pride" so maybe something involving a pride of lions - which is a family unit of males, females and their young - feels like a natural fit for us. Having a mascot gives our community a focal point to rally around and aligns with our inclusion efforts.
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