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LETTER: Braceras Backs Snook for School Committee

Old Pickard Road resident Jennifer Braceras writes in support of Kathleen Snook, one of four candidates for two seats on the School Committee.

To the Editor,

I have never before written a letter to the Concord Journal [or Concord Patch], but I do so today to lend my unconditional support to Kathleen Snook for School Committee.

As a soldier, educator, and mother of five, Kathi Snook brings a unique perspective to this race.

Kathi is a Colonel in the United States Army, having graduated from West Point in the first class to include women. She holds an M.A. in Applied Mathematics and a Ph.D in Curriculum & Teaching from Boston University. She taught Mathematics at West Point for more than 10 years, and has worked as an education consultant and as math tutor at Concord-Carlisle High School.

Frankly, Kathi Snook has the credentials we would desire in someone running for higher political office. But Kathi’s heart is closer to home; closer to what impacts us and our children more directly. 

Kathi’s four older children are graduates of CCHS. (Three are graduates of West Point; one is in his junior year at West Point.) Her fifth and youngest child is a current student in the Pathways program at CCHS.

With five children who have attended Concord Public Schools over many years, Kathi has a long-range and objective perspective on Concord’s school system. Moreover, her children's various experiences have given her insight into both the traditional and the special ed aspects of public education. 

Although Kathi is passionate about education and service, she enters this race without any pre-conceived political agenda; she represents no constituency other than the public interest.

Concordians are fortunate that a person of this caliber is willing to give of her time to serve our local community.  

I hope you will consider joining me in supporting Kathi Snook for School Committee.

Jennifer Braceras
Old Pickard Road


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