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East Stroudsburg School District Director at Large - 4 year term {_getChooseLabel(this.selections.length)}

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  • Rebecca Bear
    (Dem)

  • Damary Bonilla
    (Dem)

  • Sharone Jones
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

What do you see as the biggest issue facing your school district and how would you recommend addressing it?

Education BA Psychology, Human Services/Drug and Alcohol Counseling.
Current Occupation Financial Advisor
Qualifications for Office Strong finance background Human Service Experience, past and present Past PTO President Attend board meetings on a regular basis.
Fiscal responsibility and accountability. We owe our community the gift of education of our youth...They are the future not me...Every school deserves equal treatment… Every person in this community is special and unique. We need to embrace our differences and learn from each other. We need to treat each other with respect. Every child deserves an education in a safe environment that is conducive to learning. Every child is not an athlete or a scholar, but every one of the children in our community deserves a quality education.
Campaign Phone (646) 269-2692
Campaign email damarysfightforfairness@gmail.com
Education EdD Executive Leadership MS Communication BA Spanish and Social Work Certification Corporate Communications
Current Occupation Project Manager, youth development, non-profit sector
Qualifications for Office Doctorate in Education. 15+ years in youth development. Additional work experience in local and state government roles. Service on several local and national boards. Appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to his commissions on Latino Affairs and Redistricting Reform representing the Poconos.
While ESASD is facing many critical issues, I believe at the root of all the issues is lack of communication from SB with families and District educational leaders. Consistent, effective communication leads to sold working relationships, transparency, and accountability - none of which we currently have in our District. The results of this lack are confusing uniform policies, first teacher strike in our history, no connectedness with various stakeholder groups around policies and procedures, etc. I propose an updated and more user friendly District website, quarterly town halls throughout District so parents that cannot make it to regularly scheduled meetings can participate, and the formation of a community Advisory Council compromised of District representatives such as teachers and staff, as well as parents, students from various grades, local business owners, and community leaders who will shed light on key issues families are facing while brainstorming solutions to recommend to SB
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