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SCHOOL COMMITTEE

CANDIDATES
W O R C E S T E R

2015

DIANNA L . BIANCHERIA *
Email: dbiancheria@charter.net
Phone: (508) 868 - 4212

8 Ventura Road,
Worcester, MA 01604-4268

Current occupation:
Family Caregiver
Past Occupations:
Worcester Housing
Authority: Resident
Services Assistant
Manager

Why are you running?

I am a lifelong resident of our great city, as a


School Committee member I have
advocated and seen the impact that
effective programs can have on our
children. I believe our schools can do more
and as a School Committee Member, I ask
for the honor of continuing the efforts I
have initiated.

I AM ADVOCATING FOR :

School Safety. We need to


continue to improve safety
features and upgrade
equipment in each of our
school buildings to ensure
students and staff continue
to feel safe.
Academic Excellence. We need to
continue to ensure relevant and
rigorous course work for all
students..
Accountability and
Transparency. Parents and
Taxpayers must be included
in our shared vision of
success which needs to
include all evidence of
achievements and
challenges.

COTEY J . COLLINS
Website:
www.CoteyCollins.com
Email:
CoteyJ.Collins@gmail.com

25 Ekman St Apt 16E


Worcester MA 01607

Student at
Quinsigamond
Community College
Anti-bullying Activist

Why are you running?


Worcester School Committee because it's
time for someone to lead the way to
make our schools safe so learning will
continue to thrive in the classroom.

I AM ADVOCATING FOR :
I'm advocating for school
safety.

I'm advocating for accountability


at the school department.
I'm advocating for fiscal
responsible decision
making.

DONNA COLORIO
www.donnacolorio.com
508-450-0104
FB donnacolorio
Twitter @donnacolorio

10 Homer St.
Worcester, MA 016044268

Current: Adjunct
Psychology Faculty,
Quinsigamond
Community College

Why are you running?


I am running for School Committee because
as a professional educator, former School
Committee Member, and community
organizer I am committed to improving the
Worcester Public Schools. In the past two
years Worcester Public Schools has been
through changes, as a common sense
official I will be proactive in maintaining
local control to ensure Worcester as a leader
in educational excellence.

I AM ADVOCATING FOR :
Increasing educators in the
classroom by properly
allocating resources.

Local control of curriculum.

School Safety.

NICOLA D ANDREA
www.nickdandrea.com
nick@nickdandrea.com
508-735-3264

Current: Sales Program


Manager, Fallon Health
Previous: Sales
Operations Project
Manager, HewlettPackard

13 Egan Ave
Worcester 01606

Why are you running?

As a parent of a child in the Worcester


Public School I see have seen great
potential but also areas that need
improvements . I want to see changes
made so that my children and all the
children of Worcester have opportunities to
strive for greatness

I AM ADVOCATING FOR :
A concise school by school
safety plan that includes
and values input from
principals, teachers, parents
neighborhood associations
and students.
Increased Educational
Opportunities for high school
students such as dual enrollment,
Chapter 74 opportunities and
more AP courses.

Allowing our teachers to


teach with creativity and
passion, and not to a test.

JACK L FOLEY *

email: jfoley@clarku.edu
Phone: 508-335-2307

6 Winter Hill Drive


Worcester, MA 01605

Vice President for


Government and
Community Affairs at
Clark University

Why are you running?

I am running to continue the work to bring


outstanding educational opportunities to
all children in the Worcester Public Schools.
Our strength as a community and as a
school district will be the continued
attractiveness of our schools to bring
businesses and residents to our city.

I AM ADVOCATING FOR :
Focus on early childhood
literacy and the goal of
100% literacy rate for
students by the end of
Grade 3
Create a public transportation
with routes and times that fit
peoples needs-

Increased academic rigor


and higher expectations for
all students.

MOLLY MCCULLOUGH
www.facebook.com/mollyforschools
@mollyom81
mollyforschools@gmail.com

195 Fairhaven
Road Worcester, MA
01604-4268

Current- Pharmaceutical
Sales Representative Prior- Mortgage Broker

Why are you running?


I am running to have a voice in the design
and development of policy that will provide
all students in the Worcester Public Schools
with optimum learning opportunities and
support to achieve at the highest academic
levels.

I AM ADVOCATING FOR :

Safe learning environments


through preventive
measures and support
systems
Proficient/advanced academic
achievement levels by all of our
students through effective
programs, curriculum, instruction
and assessment measures
Development of
partnerships with extended
community sources
including institutions of
higher education,
businesses, cultural
institutions,
recreation/health
organizations and public
safety departments

JOHN F . MONFREDO *
monfredoj@gmail.com
Telephone number - 508 853-444
Facebook -Reelect John F. Monfredo for
School Committee

8 Cherokee Road
Worcester 01606

former principal in the


Worcester Public
Schools for 20 years

Why are you running?


I am running for school committee because
I have the passion and the experience to
make a difference in the lives of our
students and their families. I know that our
children make up 30% of the population
but 100% of our future.

I AM ADVOCATING FOR :
school safety we must do
everything possible to
maintain safe schools
rigorous curriculum all of our
children need to be exposed to a
challenging curriculum and on
the secondary level be exposed to
additional ap courses
emphasis on early learning
prek to grade three we
have a high percentage of
students not reading on
grade level by the end of
grade threetherefore we
need to strongly address
this issue

TRACY O ' CONNELL


NOVICK *
tracynovick.org
novickschoolcommittee@gmail.com
508-410-3223
Tracy O'Connell Novick (politician)
@TracyNovick
blogging at who-cester.blogspot.com

135 Olean Street


Worcester, MA 016044268

Worcester School
Committee and mother
former Massachusetts
public high school
English and history
teacher

Why are you running?

There's still so much to do! We need solid,


well-informed advocacy for Worcester at
the state and federal level, and we need to
gain rather than lose ground on the good
work we're doing here in our schools.

I AM ADVOCATING FOR :

the overdue overhaul of the


foundation budget (which
provides 2/3rds of the
funding for the Worcester
Public Schools

a critical eye to state and federal


mandates, particularly with
regard to testing
a tireless defense of local
voices and power in running
our local school system

BRIAN A . O CONNELL
brianoc1029@verizon.net
phone: (508) 792-6789
fax: (508) 756-2965

54 Providence Street,
Worcester, MA 01604-4268

Current: Vice Chair:


Worcester School
Committee
Manager of Business
Affairs, Killingly (CT)
Public Schools
Member: Board of
Trustees, Anna Maria
College

Why are you running?

To equip our students with a true ethic of


achievement, which develops ultimately
from mastery of vital analytical and
reasoning skills, which come from a school
system which sets ambitious but
achievable standards of mastery for its
students.

I AM ADVOCATING FOR :

More rigorous academic


expectations of students
and an aggressive culture of
achievement in schools.
Development of schools with
varied grade configurations, as
additional options for students.
A careful reassessment of
budget priorities and a
redirection of funds,
wherever feasible, from
administrative and ancillary
functions into classrooms.

HILDA RAMIREZ
electramirez@gmail.com
Hildaramirez.net
508-410-6015-cell
https://www.facebook.com/hilda.ramirez.3367

10 South Ward Street


Worcester, MA 01610

2012-Present Latino
Education Institute
Worcester State
University
2008-2012 Assistant
Director
Worcester Youth Center
Executive Director

Why are you running?

I am running to ensure that our children


graduate as independent thinkers, with
choices, who are prepared for the future

I AM ADVOCATING FOR :
Parent Engagement - Parent
engagement where parents
and teachers are sharing
information about the goals
of students and how to
support them.
Professional Development for
Teachers A teacher residency
model that supports new teachers
in their first 3 years of teaching
and diversifies the teaching force
Early Education Working
with the district to scale up
the Worcester Arts Magnet
model at various others
elementary schools.