As the 2020 Town Election date nears, (June 27th or you can vote absentee now!), the Anchor would like to help you get to know each of the candidates seeking positions on two important board races -- school committee and selectman.
Allow us to introduce you to our third candidate for Hingham's School Committee, Stephanie Gertz.
Hingham, meet Stephanie.
Which of your qualities and experiences, prior or current, would benefit the school committee if you are elected?
I am a former school committee member, I served on the Hanover School Committee. I have a PhD in education from the University of Virginia and I currently work as a paraprofessional at Cohasset Middle High School.
What do you think are the biggest challenges facing the HPS at this time?
The budget! Additionally I would like to see improved communication throughout the system and more consistency across the 4 elementary schools.
We are entering a new normal and we all need to work together to keep our community safe. I believe that of course we will be following all state guidance on what we should do. I would also look to the medical professionals in our community to help guide us in best practices.
What are your best/most fun memories from your childhood school years?
My one shining moment of triumph on the volleyball court!
What was your favorite subject in school? Least favorite?
My favorite subject was Literature, my least favorite varied by school year!
What do you like best about living in Hingham?
What is your favorite spot in Hingham?
If you could give one piece of advice to the class of 2020, what would it be?
Don’t focus on what you missed, focus on the new challenges ahead - and know that at least your senior year is more memorable than anyone else’s!