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Sheryl Sawin, Candidate for Moorestown BOE

Sawin, mother of three and former college professor, brings a wealth of educational experience to the race.

General Information

Name : Dr. Sheryl Sawin
Date of birth : 4 January 1964
Place of residence : Moorestown

Education

College

Attended college : Yes
College : Colgate University
Degree : BA
Year of graduation : 1986

Grad school

University : University of Rochester
Degree : English Literature
Year of graduation : 1989

Ph D.

University : University of Rochester
Area of research : Renaissance Literature
Year of graduation : 1992

Employment Information

Job titles held : Professor of Literature, Study Skills Counselor, Learning Skills Specialist
Employers : University of North Carolina at Asheville, St. Joseph's University, University of Rochester

Political Information

Party affiliation : Democrat
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Board of Education
Chamber/district: Moorestown
Incumbent: No
Previous elective offices : NA
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA

Other facts

I think I am uniquely situated to provide excellent experience and perspective to the Moorestown Board of Education. As a mom of three children, ranging in age from 6 to 17, I am currently exposed to the issues and concerns facing Moorestown students, parents and teachers at all levels of our educational system. In addition, as a former college professor, I understand the academic environment into which our children will be entering and for which they need to be prepared. I have had varied and significant experiences in many areas of education, including academic support, writing and composition, curriculum design, professional development for educators, assessment and leadership. I look forward to working with the current board to ensure Moorestown students, teachers and administrators have the support they need to succeed at the highest level. I am particularly interested in working on the curriculum committee, to provide my expertise in assessing and growing the academic programs at the and level.

Editor's note: The above information comes directly from the candidate.

Edmond George September 17, 2012 at 08:36 PM
I am deeply concerned about the divisiveness being expressed here. I have been asked to assist the town during administrations that were dominated by democrats and republicans. EDAC provided a great deal of assistance to the predominately Republican counsel - and believe it or not - they were happy for the help - no matter what my affiliation. I would also indicate that to say someone is a Democrat or Republican does not mean the person agrees with or ascribes to every platform position. It is just silly to suggest that. So let us move on. The BOE has several capable business people as well as people with interests in the arts, athletics, etc. It is a mix - with everyone bringing something to the table. I've never heard them engaged in partisanism. And since there don't appear to be partisan issues for the BOE, we should move this conversation to the merits. Sawin is educated and interested. She is a college professor and has children in the school system.
Ed Nice September 17, 2012 at 08:53 PM
@Pete I guess this is new way to respond LOL!! Where did I say you said she was unqualified....you claimed she didnt mention taxpayers and I asked you as a member of Library board how you feel about taxpayers being on the hook for a new building since you brought up the taxpayer and spending. Do you support a new library paid for by the taxpayers or not?
Bookworm Gal September 18, 2012 at 12:51 PM
These comments are so depressing. I am an Independent voter and I think having someone like Sheryl Sawin would be nothing but a benefit for our town. Her qualifications are great, and I would love to have more educators involved in town! She has my vote for sure.
John K October 24, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Moorestown is lucky to have a candidate with these kinds of educational credentials running for school board. I'm delighted Ms. Sawin is willing to use her expertise and devote her energies to keep the quality of our schools first-rate. She will have my vote!
K October 25, 2012 at 03:16 PM
American Woman, you clearly do not have the best interests of the children in mind when you say run schools like a buisness. Education is not a buisness. Buisness is what ruins and gets in the way of education. Educating children is the #1 priority and function of a school.

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