LONGMEADOW – Elizabeth Baron has announced that she will seek a three-year term on the Longmeadow School Committee. Baron has previously served as president of the Center School PTO and was co-chair of Lancer Pride, a political action committee which led a successful campaign to build a new Longmeadow High School.
“It is with great pride and excitement that I announce my intention to seek a seat on the Longmeadow School Committee,” Baron said. “As the proud parent of three children in the Longmeadow Public Schools, I believe I can help develop a culture of community within the school committee where teachers, parents, and students work together for the success of all our students, not just while in our schools, but throughout their lifetimes. I want what is best for all our children, and will continue to advocate for all of your children too.
“This is a challenging time in public education and we need people on the front lines who can stand up for our teachers, who can stand up for our students, and stand up for our entire school community,” Baron added. “As a member of the School Committee I will lead the fight to protect our schools. I will also work with our administrative team to ensure we are seeking as many grants and finding as many savings as we can within our budget. Our entire community supports our schools, and it’s important that we do everything we can to reduce the burden on them.”
Baron will formally kick off her campaign at The Kitchen in Longmeadow on Sunday May 21 at 5:30 p.m. The event is open to the public and free of charge.
Residents of Longmeadow are welcome to attend and learn about Baron’s candidacy.
Baron attended Catholic University of America where she received her Bachelors of Science in Architecture. Following college, she worked for Main Street America Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, providing her experience with grant writing, preservation planning, and preservation law. In this role, Baron learned how to use the approach of studying a community’s assets to implement revitalization efforts.
Baron lives in Longmeadow with her husband Mark, and their children, Emma, Meg and Mason. For more information on Elizabeth Baron visit www.facebook.com/BaronforSchoolCommittee/.