The Lincoln Sudbury School Committee is losing two long-serving colleagues and this election on March 26 will be crucial in finding strong, thoughtful and hardworking successors to Nancy Marshall and Gerald Quirk. I am writing this as an individual and not in my capacity as a member of the committee and its current chair but my experience definitely informs my views. The towns of Lincoln and Sudbury are losing two key committee members, both have been serving on our current contract negotiations committee so it is clear how critical this election will be to the future of LS. Our towns need to send the best two candidates to serve for the next three years.
Carole Kasper is from Lincoln and has served her community and Sudbury well. She is a collaborative, dedicated, thoughtful leader and is a candidate at a time when there is much hard work to be done. She has already worked with the LSSC with her service on the LS School Start Time Sub-Committee and was a major force on that committee determining LS’s need to balance start time and end time with our student’s health needs. Carole has proved her leadership qualities with her work with middle school parents from Lincoln and aiding in the transition of students from Lincoln Middle School to LS.
Siobhan Hullinger, from Sudbury, is well-known from the community service she has already done. She serves on three boards in Sudbury: HOPEsudbury, the LSPO and the L-S Scholarship Fund. She was also elected to and served on LS School Council and has had three children go through LS with her last child as a sophomore. She is hard-working, thoughtful, collaborative and best of all very familiar with the unique culture of LS. The towns of Lincoln and Sudbury need Siobhan on the LS School Committee to do the hard work and make the difficult decisions that preserve the excellence in the academic experience for all students and preserve the unique culture that the two towns have fostered in LS.
Please join me in voting for Carole Kasper and Siobhan Hullinger (a write-in candidate) on March 26. Help keep the LS School Committee the high performing team it currently is.
—Kevin J. Matthews, Haynes Road