SAC Parent Representatives

We received three statements of interest for the three open positions of parent representative on Thoreau’s School Advisory Council. Please read their statements below.

Alexa Anderson
I am very interested in serving as a representative on the Thoreau School Advisory Council.  As a parent of a second grade student (with twins set to arrive at Thoreau next year… good luck K teachers), I am an invested member of our school community, and will be for some time to come.  Since arriving at Thoreau two years ago, I have served on the Communications Committee (its me who writes those Facebook messages), the Social Committee, and starting this year, the Health and Wellness Committee.  I’m no stranger to volunteering, as I maintain a board position at my younger children’s pre-school, and lead our Membership Committee.  Thus far, Thoreau has beyond exceeded all my expectations, and I want to ensure that Thoreau continues to improve and evolve. I am a full product of the Concord Public Schools (Willard, Peabody and CCHS), and a true champion of public education.  In Concord, we’ve always had a dedicated group of administrators, teachers and parents working together to pave the best path for our kids, and I would love to be a part of that work. Thanks for your consideration!

Jen McGonigle
I welcome the opportunity to be a member of the SAC. I believe in giving back to the community & love being involved at Thoreau.  To date I’ve been involved as secretary of the PTG, room parent twice, a library volunteer each year, art volunteer, PALS, Grounds for Learning, Thoreaully Green, and Service Learning and Book Room volunteer. My daughter is in third grade and another daughter will start kindergarten next year.  I am impressed by and grateful for the staff and teachers at Thoreau. The leadership and staff have gone above and beyond to make sure kids thrive. Thank you for the opportunity to be considered for this position.

Jason Miles
My name is Jason Miles, and I am writing to express my interest in serving on the Thoreau School Advisory Council. I have two daughters, one is currently in 1st grade, and the other will be in Kindergarten next fall. I am a former 4th grade teacher and currently an administrator for the Education Unit at Fitchburg State University with over 10 years of experience in education. As both an educator and parent, I have unique and varied perspectives that I would like to share with the council. I have been extremely impressed with the Thoreau teachers and administrators and would like to support their work in any way I can. Serving on the Advisory Council is not only an important responsibility but an opportunity to contribute to a school that has such a positive impact on student learning.