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
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
As a public servant who has spent time in the trenches of state and federal government, I know that it takes a committed leader to propose policy, guide stakeholders and, most importantly, reach resolution and implementation. As a mother of children in the Cambridge public schools, I know first hand how important it is that Kathleen Kelly continue to be given the opportunity to support our kids, from all backgrounds, in school. We are fortunate to have her represent us.
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 community activist, I am grateful to Kathleen for championing safe schools for LGBT students, students of color, and others who have been at disproportionate risk in our public schools. With her continuing advocacy, social justice has a better chance.
Arthur LipkinFormer Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Teacher