Dave Crandall - Pride in Public Schools

I have never considered private school for my children. It is a bold statement but something in my upbringing focused my attention and love on public schools. My mother was a public school teacher. So by extension, I knew a lot of public school teachers growing up. I attended Liberty, NY public schools growing up and worked closely with the administration as a student representative for several years. My wife's mother was also a public school teacher. I have seen the commitment and dedication teachers provide first hand.

When our kids were first born my wife and I discussed all the best schools in MA. We are lucky, MA has lots of great schools, but some are better then others. Our goal was to join a community before the kids began school and get involved so we could be part of the program. We intentionally chose Westborough for the schools. Both my wife and I have had years with over an hour commute since we moved to Westborough but it never bothered me. We are proud of the quality of Westborough schools and we are thankful to have found a way to join this community. The school is a large part of the community, and being on the School Committee I see first hand the trade offs and dependencies that are part of public school everyday. I like to think I am living with my decisions. If I cut a program it affects my kids, If I push a change in policy, I am directly impacted. It is important to have my children in the same school system, I am working for and I am proud to have this factor into my decisions as a parent and school committee member.

I know my children (Westborough class of '23, '25, and '30) will benefit directly from Westborough Schools and will have the oppertunity to grow, learn, and achieve greatness.