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Greenwich Letter: Vote For Gaetane Francis For School Board

Gaetane Francis, Board of Education candidate
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GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Greenwich Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor. To submit your letter, email Greenwich@dailyvoice.com.

To the editor:

I am writing to endorse Gaetane Francis as a member of the Board of Education in Greenwich.

In the past eight years I have gotten to know Gaetane in many capacities – neighbor, fellow volunteer, baseball mom and friend. I am always awed and inspired by her kindness, determination and passion.

Gaetane’s dedication is limitless and her depth of knowledge on important educational issues is remarkable.

Most importantly, when you speak to her about issues, she truly listens. We need her on our Board.

She is a practicing physician here in Greenwich and still finds the time to volunteer, attend almost every BOE meeting (for as long as I can remember!) and be an advocate for quality education in our schools.

Last year, she was a nominee for the Essence Award for the “significant difference” that she has made to our schools.

I have seen Gaetane in action through the years when she helped create differentiation materials at our elementary school and acted as a chairperson of our townwide PTA Council Advanced Learning Program. It was in this role that I have seen what she can do for our entire school district.

She supports the idea that individualized learning will benefit all children, moving at their own pace to maximize every child’s potential.

Like Gaetane, my children are in the public school system here in Greenwich. I care deeply about their education and our public schools; I know that Gaetane Francis is the right person for the job!

Learn more about Gaetane at: www.francisforboe.com. I invite you to join me in voting for Gaetane Francis on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Rosemary Thibeault

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