September 27, 2017

Board Candidate Is Dedicated, Level-Headed, Works Well With a Wide Variety of People

To the Editor:

Did I tell you how much I love living in Princeton? One of the most amazing aspects of this phenomenal town is the potential of our public schools. Harnessing this potential so that all of our children learn to live and live to learn is an ongoing challenge that requires mature and responsible leaders from our community on our School Board.

Having said that, I am delighted that we all have the opportunity to elect Jess Deutch to serve on our Board of Education. As a Princeton mom of two student athletes, Jess is tuned into what is most needed for our students in the academic and extra-curricular arenas. While we continue to marvel at the successes of our Princeton students, it’s important that the process is a journey and not just a destination. As a founder of the highly-regarded Princeton Balance, Jess has put many years of work into making sure that the learning experience is truly an enrichment experience. I know that Jess will insure that the wellbeing of our students is paramount to their academic experience.

Jess is a seasoned professional with years of experience serving Princeton University students as an advisor. In addition, Jess is tireless volunteer worker serving in many different capacities to support our community, including taking on leadership board responsibilities for both education-based and charitable organizations. Jess knows what it takes for someone to be a high performing student while also maintaining the appropriate lifestyle balances. Over the years, Jess has articulated, via the online Princeton Balance forum, mechanisms for parents and children to optimize their learning experiences. We’d be very fortunate to have Jess implement these ideas directly into our school system.

Jess is dedicated, level-headed and works well with a wide variety of people. Jess takes the time to do her homework and fully understand the issues she is working on. Jess is a team player and a good listener. Jess loves sports. For all of these reasons, I hope you’ll join me in giving Jess one of your votes for school board representation on Election Day. Did I tell you how much I love living in Princeton? 

Ernie Barsamian

Prospect Avenue