GREENWICH, Conn. The following letter was written by former Greenwich resident Charlyne Austin Wozniak in support of Board of Education candidate Anna Saras Povinelli. Wozniak now lives in Park City, Utah.
The voters of Greenwich are fortunate to finally have direct input regarding who represents them on the Greenwich Board of Education. An exceptional public school system is important for all Greenwich residents, but particularly for the students whose lives are shaped by the teachers, administrators and the Board of Education.
I know first-hand the impact the BOE has in achieving academic excellence. When I lived in Greenwich, I was actively involved with the school system, volunteering in numerous capacities, including PTA co-president. I had the pleasure of working to support Greenwich schools with Anna Saras Povinelli for over 10 years, and I am thrilled that she is running to serve as a Republican member of the BOE. With four kids in all three levels of education, Anna knows first-hand the challenges within the system. She has done extensive independent research over the years regarding the troubling decline in test scores and will offer solutions, not excuses.
Looking at the credentials of those running for the BOE, it is clear that Anna is the best-qualified candidate. She has a strong business and financial background, children in the public schools, and an extensive record of volunteering within the school system.
I can add on a personal level that Anna will be your advocate, and will actively challenge the BOE to govern in a manner that will bring about accountability for school performance and demand better results. She is also cognizant of the fact that tax dollars should be spent wisely, and will ensure inefficiencies are identified and rectified. Greenwich is fortunate to have Anna Saras Povinelli step up to the plate to serve its children as well as the Town of Greenwich. It is now up to the voters to do their part and vote for Anna on Nov. 8.
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