170 Pelham voters back Tahbaz for school board, point to her experience, thoughtfulness, willingness to listen

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To the editor:

We write to urge our fellow Pelham voters to support Leah Tahbaz for the Board of Education. Collectively, we have known and served with Leah on the PTA Council, Site-Based Council, the Pelham Education Foundation, the Pelham Children’s Center, Pelham Together, Siwanoy PTA, the Junior League, the district wellness committee and Community Cares, and have worked with her as a Novel Night host, among other community-based organizations and projects. We all strongly believe that Leah is the perfect person for the Board of Education. She is thoughtful, respectful, organized, responsible, an excellent listener and fair-minded. As the mother of four children who have attended or still are in the Pelham schools, Leah is very familiar with the district at every level, both as a parent and through her many school-related volunteer positions.

We know that Leah will not prejudge, will set aside her personal preferences for the good of the community, will hear out all of the arguments before making a decision and is able to collaborate, share and disagree while always being polite and kind. We understand that the present Board of Education is very collaborative, and Leah will work well with them, including the two incumbents running for reelection, John Brice and Vinny Mazzaro.

Leah is diligent and hardworking and has the time and energy to devote to the Board of Education. Leah is also capable of making difficult decisions, but always after thorough research.

Leah is exactly what the Pelham community needs at this time. Please join us in supporting her and vote on May 21 for Leah Tahbaz for the Pelham Board of Education.

Submitted by

Judy Shampanier

263 Pelhamdale Ave.

on behalf of

Clay Bushong
Jeanne Radvany
Eileen Gregware
Debra Puchalla
Linda Woodward
Romina Levy
Elisa Ulto
Heidi Carey
Eileen Proffitt
Elaine Chang
Stephanie Anderson
Gayle Potter
Everett Potter
Anna Riehl
John Puchalla
Deborah Winstead
Maura Monaghan
Kari Walsh
Marni Pedorella
Colleen Zale
Margo Hastings
Elizabeth Wagner
Michele Anderson
Laura Caruso
Sue Simpson
Sue Mallinson
Maria White
Louise Kelly
Andrea Archibald
Tracey McFarland
Carla Grammatica
Megan Garufi
Amy Conway
Sharene Jones
Andrea Gottfried
Christian Anderson
Claire Allen
Maria Rosell
Kristen Burke
Kate Pringle
Kit Meyer
Amy McNenney
Jen Volpe
Carlo Volpe
Matt Jones
Chris Ronan
Melissa Ronan
Amy Cole
Mike Leak
Erin Ginsburg
Jeff Ginsburg
Annemarie Segaric Garcia
Jennie Driesen
Jeremy Driesen
Melissa Eustace
Dave Radvany
Kristy Rebele
Cece Morrell
Michael Morrell
Jeanmarie Ward
Liz Massie
Ellen Diffley
Henry Driesen
Suzanne Dudek
Mona Gabbay
Michele Roque (Tarazi)
Debbie Korenstein
Michael Glickman
Suzann Michailoff
John Leonard
Leah Leonard
Karen Dukess
Michelle Dvorkin
Julie Roche
Kristin Barsanti
Peter Barsanti
Claire Doyle
Traci Young
Larry Shotkoski
Beth Clausen
Jen Silvester
Seth Jacobs
Marcie Gatchalian
Christina Pinto
Michael Bowen
Jennifer Upton
Marjorie Shaw
Kara McLoughlin
Erin O’Neil
Darius Kingsley
Mary Quintin
Steve Quintin
Marybeth O’Keefe
Michael Plunkett
Beth Talamas
Philip Talamas
Claire Persanis
Kristin Bidwell
Ken Woodward
Chris Fink
Stacey Gaine
Mary Loughman
Haley Childs
Candice Ripoll
Sara Mallach
Michelle O’Connor
Jim Gregware
Anne O’Beirne
Gerard O’Beirne
Courtney O’Beirne
Louise Middleton
Catherine Walsh Taubner
Chris Caruso
Maria Russo
Patricia Smith
Kristen Timmermans
Heather Bushong
Lisa Gugliada
Sanjay Naik
Nandini Anandu
Peter Giarrizzo
Philip Schiffman
Mary Comerford
Betsy Brady
Lisa Koonce
Susan Quintin
Marie Tracy
Bob Tracy
Mark Finegan
Cindy Finegan
Anne Fredbeck
Pam Little
Rizzel Cornachio
Jamie Butler
Kevin Wong
Rosemary Maggiore
Cynthia Jenkins
Garrett Jenkins
Tami Altschiller
Jon Altschiller
Joe Liberatore
Marian Russo Liberatore
Michael Lahn
Lori Lahn
Anthea Perkinson
Jenn Solimine
Lexi Russello
Lisa Teddone
Lisa Kiernan
John Kiernan
Kathleen Morandini
David Rosenberg
Jay Anderson
Cathie Arquilla
Renato Grammatica
Madeline Smith
Sheila Healy
Chris Healy
Barbara Boroson
Joe Rutt
Sam Boroson Rutt
Leana Boroson Rutt
Lawrence Cooke
Catherine Cooke
Moira Moderelli
Carol Murray
John Kuster
Kate Carpenter
Mike Carpenter