You can vote for up to three candidates.
The preliminary forum was held on 11 September at 6:30 at the School Committee Chambers in Collins Middle School. OnDemand viewing is now available, and the forum will be re-aired on cable channel 15 by SATV:
9/14/2019 at 6:00 PM
9/15/2019 at 6:30 PM
9/17/2019 at 4:30 PM
9/18/2019 at 7:30 PM
9/19/2019 at 7:00 PM
9/21/2019 at 8:30 PM
9/22/2019 at 7:30 PM
I am a married father of a 5th grader at Witchcraft Heights Elementary School where I am an active member of the PTO. I am also deeply involved in Salem Youth Soccer, serving as a boys age group director for the last 3 years and coach for the last 6. Originally from Maine, I am the son of a public school teacher who has worked at the same school for 42 years and counting. He has sensitized me to many of the struggles and stressors of being a teacher today.
We are still awaiting information from Jennifer Brown.
beth anne cornell
I am the mother of three children, including a fourth grader at the Carlton Elementary School, and I am entering my eleventh straight year as a Salem Public School parent. At Carlton, I have served as PTO Secretary, as a member of the School Council, and on principal and teacher hiring committees. Additionally, I participated as a parent representative on the initial Innovation School proposal.
James M. Fleming is a life-long resident of Salem. A product of Salem schools, Mr. Fleming so also a graduate of St. John’s Prep., Boston College and Georgetown University Law School. Mr. Fleming is a combat Veteran of Vietnam where he served as a U.S, Army Captain and received several awards for valor, including two Bronze Stars. Mr. Fleming is retired from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and continues to practice law in Salem.
Grew up in Peabody and graduated from Peabody High, class of 1993
Bachelor’s degree from Clemson University, class of 1997
Moved to Salem and married Mike Fritz in 2001, a Salem native and SHS graduate, class of 1990
Program Director at Germaine Lawrence Inc., a residential treatment center for troubled teenage girls, for 8 years
Currently, a part-time employee of Hamilton Hall, a National Historic Landmark on Chestnut St. in Salem.
Why are you running for School Committee and what particular skills can you bring to the position?
Several years prior to my retirement (2014) I decided to run for school committee as soon as retirement would allow. I bring extensive (42 years) experience in, and an extensive knowledge base of, the Salem Public Schools. I worked as a teacher, a coach, and an administrator. I am a team player. I was fortunate enough to be elected for a first term. Now I hope to be elected to a second term, in order that I can continue to use this experience, this knowledge base, and a cooperative team approach to help our schools become again the great places for students to grow and learn, and the professionally challenging yet rewarding places for staff to work, that I knew them to be in the past, and that I know they will again be.
I am the mother of two Bates elementary students and a chemistry professor at Salem State University. I earned a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Bates College and my Ph.D. in Chemical Oceanography from the MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Joint Program in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science & Engineering. Following that, I completed post-doctoral work in toxicology at Rutgers University.