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RHAM Board of Education, Drew Golfin: September 15, 2023

Updated: Sep 18, 2023


To the Editor:

I am running for the RHAM Board of Education. Education has been central to my career and personal life since childhood. My family included many teachers which led me to my first career as a college professor upon earning a PhD in mathematics. When I left academia, my love of learning supported my actuarial pursuits which required additional years of study.

My success as an actuary would not have been possible without the outstanding education I received; it gave me the foundation to pursue a rewarding career and reinforced my belief that our public schools are critical to achieving happy, confident, and successful citizens.

While teaching mathematics at the college level, I saw that there was more that we should do as educators to prepare our young people to have the right skills to be successful in their chosen fields. Now that I am retired and my three children are grown, I can give back to the community and work to improve our students' readiness by serving on the RHAM school board.

My experiences make it clear that middle school and high school are the critical times when children are making important decisions regarding their life after graduation, preparing to enter the workforce, join the military, or to pursue a college education. They must have the skills, ability, and confidence to make informed decisions about their path to ensure that they thrive in this dynamic and ever more challenging world.

My experience as a professor and actuary provides an academic and financial perspective that is well aligned with RHAM's vision for preparing students for college and career readiness, and for responsible stewardship of community resources.

Come ask questions of our candidates at the Democratic Party Slate Meet & Greet at Chateau Le Gari Winery, October 21, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Sincerely,

Drew Golfin - Marlborough Candidate for RHAM Board of Education


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