Vote for Eileen Jay on March 7

by Suzanne Lau

Join me in voting to re-elect Eileen Jay for School Committee on March 7! We in Lexington are fortunate to have Eileen advocating tirelessly for our students on School Committee. I have known Eileen for over 10 years and during that time she has taken on increasingly important roles working intensely for the students in Lexington — starting with parent volunteer activities like LHS Parent Group and the Clarke and LHS School Councils, Ad hoc Committee for Youth At Risk, Student Health Advisory Council to her election to School Committee in 2016. Eileen’s tenure on School Committee has given her broad and deep experience with the challenges facing our schools.

Eileen prioritizes academic excellence for all students, in addition to the development of life-long skills in learning. She seeks to balance academic growth with the social, emotional and mental health needs of students. She is a strong supporter of diversity and curriculum that includes histories, experiences and identities of all cultures. Eileen approaches concerns thoughtfully and with caring, while bringing her extensive knowledge and experience to the table. She listens carefully and with an open mind to the perspectives of all stakeholders before making decisions.

I hope you will join me in supporting voting for Eileen on March 7.

— Suzanne Lau, Phinney Road