I want to spotlight one candidate who is superbly qualified for the RSU 5 School Board: Gudi Gill, director of the Greater Freeport Family Literacy Program.
Her career includes 26 years as a teacher, principal and literacy specialist in an upstate New York school system. She holds two master’s degrees and a doctorate in education.
Gill wants the board to replace its “business-as-usual” approach with a drive for academic excellence. She wants RSU 5 schools to be ranked among the top 10 in the region.
Her grant-writing experience has demonstrated that excellence can be achieved by means other than going the taxpayer route. One of her grant applications recently produced $25,000 in funding for the Freeport Family Literacy Program from the Barbara Bush Foundation.
Education is more than Gill’s profession. It’s her passion. Our schools, our kids and our community can benefit from that.
Gordon A. Glover