I am writing this letter in support of Ashley Fogg running for School Committee in the 2023 election. I met Ashley many years ago when our children played tee-ball together and got to know her even better during the pandemic as we debated the challenges that the pandemic had on our return to in school learning. I supported her candidacy last year, and most recently we have helped chaperone Hopkins Ski Club together.
Ashley grew up in Hopkinton, attended school here, and is currently raising three young children in town. She has a legal background and a vested interest in the long-term success of Hopkinton schools. As I have gotten to know Ashley over the years, I have noticed her impressive capacity for being pragmatic and objective in complex, difficult and potentially tenuous situations. I have also noticed that she is not afraid of healthy debate and will not choose a side based on her political affiliation or other potential sources of bias.
I think that most residents are aware by now of the challenges that our School Committee is currently facing. There are budget constraints, a growing population of students, concerns with the mental and emotional health of students, spatial constraints, special needs services needing attention, and a lot of heightened emotions surrounding a lot of these conversations. I am confident that Ashley has the skill set, background and temperament to work collaboratively with all stakeholders involved to allow Hopkinton Public Schools to move forward and continue its noteworthy legacy.
— Kristin Dangelo, Hopkinton
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