Lauren Johns

Lauren JohnsCandidate, Board of Education

I am running for the Board of Education because I care about our children’s present and their future. I’m looking forward to bringing my experiences as a Southington Public School graduate and current parent of a Southington student. I want to promote change to improve the outcomes for all of our students. After graduating from UConn with a bachelors in social work and counseling and a master’s degree in Sports Management, I spent several years in New Jersey working at the Meadowlands and returned to my hometown in 2016. Through my current work at the State Education Resource Center, I’ve seen the impact that an engaged Board of Education can have on increasing equity and I will bring that perspective to the table. I am asking for your support to be of service to Southington’s School District.

Having spent over a decade working at SERC with students, teachers, and administrators, I am acutely aware of the enormous costs incurred culturally and financially when the educational system fails to meet their needs.

My priorities as a school board member will be:

  • To encourage the hiring and retention of culturally competent administrators and educators.
  • To improve communication between administration, educators, parents, students, and the community.
  • To continue the district’s emphasis on anti-discrimination and anti-bullying.

My experience is that many school staff operate at a high level of commitment and competency. My plan is to support and enhance Southington’s best efforts, and help with utilizing the school district’s resources and optimizing educational opportunities for ALL children.

Please vote for me so we can reach these goals together!

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