The following is a board of education candidate statement from Gwen Hughes. What do you think of Gwen Hughes as a candidate? Please leave your comments below.
The community of Rye has been a central part of my life for the past thirty-five years. You may know me as a parent, a former teacher at Osborn School, a community volunteer, or as a friend. I will bring a fresh voice to the Board, the desire to improve relationships within our school community and the knowledge gained from thirty-seven years of experience as an educator. I was drawn to accept a position in Rye by the high standard of excellence in the schools, as well as by the warmth and involvement of the residents of Rye in their community. I am the mother of two children, both of whom are graduates of Rye High School, and the grandmother of eight. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a Master of Music Degree, both from Drake University. I have also done extensive post-graduate
study in the New York City area. It is my wish that the newly elected Board will be one which has diversity of thought and background, the ability to listen and learn from the community, and will continue to promote Rye’s high standards.