It’s with great pleasure that I wish to encourage voters in the November municipal elections in Madison to support the following candidates running for the Board of Education (BOE). They are Alison Keating, Matt Pathasarthy, and Emily Rosenthal. Each candidate brings an extraordinary wealth of experience to this board. Alison is already vice chair of the BOE and chair of its Finance Committee, with a distinguished record in education and health advocacy. I am sure she will continue to assume a key leadership role in board matters.
Matt Parthasarthy is a former Naval officer and a graduate of Georgetown University with an MBA. He is employed by a major national corporation in Connecticut specializing in strategic marketing and management. He is also vice chair of the Madison Democratic Town Committee (DTC). His business background is a strong asset for the future challenges facing the board and its planning efforts.
Emily Rosenthal is a member of Beach & Recreation Commission and a former president of the Madison Newcomers. Also, Emily was a dedicated member of the Nominating Committee of Madison DTC. She is student wellness director at SCSU and an advising coordinator at Harvard. Her educational background includes a B.A. in psychology from Harvard and MPH/MSW from the University of Illinois, Chicago.
All three candidates have children in the Madison Public Schools. They have first hand experience with the needs of our public schools. They are dedicated to quality education, professional development for the teaching and administrative staff, and improving the curriculum model on an ongoing basis as well as a commitment to work closely with other boards and commissions within our community.
I encourage your readers to cast their ballots on Nov. 7 for these very well qualified Democratic candidates for the Madison Board of Education.