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Endorses Kathryn Cohen for school board: She’s shown leadership as co-president of SEPTA

To the editor:

It is with great enthusiasm and confidence that I encourage you to vote for Kathryn Cohen, who is running to occupy one of the two open board of education seats.

I have had the honor and privilege to see Cohen operating in a leadership position, and we have held seats as co-presidents of Pelham’s Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) for the past year. This organization touches all schools in our district and serves a population of exceptional students and families with diverse needs and backgrounds, while supporting our equally exceptional staff and administration. Cohen has been an asset to this organization, as she brings a genuine interest in furthering the programming and growth of our students. Every single decision she has made is consistent with the wellbeing of all stakeholders involved, and she comes with no agenda other than ensuring Pelham remains a place for all learners to thrive and reach their highest potential.

She comes with a deep sense of community and desire to create and maintain sustainable community partnerships. She has championed SEPTA’s collaboration with most community organizations and continues to brainstorm more ways to bridge gaps between our students and outlets they might not have had access to previously. She is a true innovator with a natural ability to connect, and when she gives her word, it is a contract.

Because of her expertise in the nonprofit space, Cohen has brought and utilized those leadership skills within our organization. She has a strong knowledge base of budgets, legal documents and maintaining a cohesive and productive board.

I encourage you to get to know Cohen (as well as her wonderful family!) and consider her for your very important vote for this upcoming election. I will cast mine without an ounce of reservation knowing that she is the breath of fresh air that will keep our children in the forefront of her mind for the entirety of her term.

Amanda Paolercio

448 First Ave.


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