November 1, 2017

Beth Behrend Would Be a Devoted, Fair, Knowledgeable, Compassionate Board Member

To The Editor:

As retired teachers of the Princeton Public Schools, we have experienced the difference a devoted, knowledgeable, fair, and compassionate school board member can make. We are supporting Beth Behrend in her candidacy for Princeton Public School Board, as she exemplifies all these qualities.

We have had the pleasure of teaching Beth’s children and working with Beth as a PPS parent. For many years we witnessed Beth’s enthusiastic dedication to our schools. Some of her many contributions have been: Riverside School PTO president, leadership role in funding and implementation of district-wide school gardens, organizing school residencies and assemblies, member of the district PTO Council, and room parent for numerous years. Beth is a hands-on volunteer, always seen digging in gardens, assisting teachers and students during school events, and someone who never declined cooking a turkey for Riverside’s Annual Kindergarten Thanksgiving Friendship Lunch!

During Beth’s campaign, she has worked tirelessly to gather input from parents, teachers, students, and the general community on how PPS can move forward, building and expanding its excellence. Beth understands the challenges of providing a superior education on limited funds, and with a fiscally responsible budget that does not burden Princeton taxpayers.

Although we are now retired, we continue to support Princeton Public Schools, and electing Beth Behrend will greatly benefit the students, schools, and community. We enthusiastically endorse Beth Behrend for Princeton Public School Board and hope you will consider voting for her.

Linda Bruschi

Schindler Drive, Lawrenceville

Mary Demarest Kelly

Dispatch Drive, Washington Crossing