I highly recommend Kathleen Kelly for election to the Cambridge School Committee. Cambridge is fortunate to have a candidate with her experience, education, perspective, temperament and knowledge of the city’s diversity.
Frank DuehayFormer Mayor of CambridgeFormer Assistant Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Kathleen Kelly’s decision to run for School Committee made it much easier for me to run for City Council. She is a thoughtful, level-headed collaborator who has the education, experience and commitment to make a significant difference on the School Committee. With an open seat, we need to elect someone who not only can analyze and understand the educational issues facing our city but also knows how to work with others to pass sound policy for the good of all children in our district.
Marc McGovernCambridge School Committee MemberCandidate for Cambridge City Council
Kathleen Kelly is bright, energetic and thoughtful in her approach to the issues of educating our children. Her ability to lead people while also bringing them together is what impresses me the most about her. I saw this in how she re-invigorated our Ward Committee, emphasizing our commonalities and respecting our differences. She pushed us to work hard to elect Elizabeth Warren by continually reminding us why our efforts were important. Her voice and presence will be a much needed addition to the Cambridge school committee.
As a CPS parent and former educator, I’m acutely aware of the need for leadership that understands the entrenched social roles that show up in Cambridge’s diverse population. Kathleen Kelly has the necessary training and personal experience for this critical perspective. Facing these differences head on has the potential not only to prepare our children for the increasingly complex world they will inherit, but to make the Cambridge Public Schools a national model for what’s possible in urban education.
Debby IrvingCambridge Rindge and Latin School Parent Former Haggerty Parent
I am so glad that Kathleen Kelly is running for the Cambridge School Committee. When we served together on the King Open school council Kathleen was an active and constructive member. She was able to maintain a balanced perspective amid very difficult discussions. She possesses a keen ability to understand issues deeply and invite people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to engage in dialogue.
Leah RugenCambridge Public Schools ParentFormer Co-chair of the King Open School Council
As a former CRLS teacher and long-time activist, I am inspired by Kathleen’s commitment to both excellence and equity in the Cambridge public schools. She will bring new energy and focus to the school committee.
Arthur LipkinFormer Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Teacher
After seeing Kathleen’s hard work on the Elizabeth Warren campaign, I understood how committed she was to advancing the cause of progressive governance to uplift the lives of all people in our community. My partner and I hope to stay in Cambridge and raise a family here — with Kathleen’s leadership on the School Committee, I have no doubt that our children and all Cambridge students will have the opportunity to benefit from a world class public education.
Jesse Kanson-BenanavChairman, Cambridge Democratic City Committee