October 28, 2020

Supporting Michele Tuck-Ponder For Skills, Integrity, Leadership

To the Editor:

This race for the BOE in Princeton is about competence, integrity, and proven leadership. We need people on the Board who consistently demonstrate that they have the 21st century skills that we are so focused on developing in all of our children — collaboration, effective and transparent communication, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and the capacity to collectively address the challenges facing our schools, whatever they may be.

Michele Tuck-Ponder has those skills as has been demonstrated again and again during her first term on the School Board, in her role as chair of the District Equity Committee, as a commissioner on the Housing Authority, on town Council and as Township mayor, and throughout her personal and professional life.   

In today’s increasingly complex world in which new challenges arise at a sometimes alarming rate, it is essential that our Board of Education members are nimble, creative, and trustworthy so that Princeton Public Schools can achieve the very best for our students and community.  Further, it is absolutely critical that our BOE members are actively committed to advancing equity. This is why we support Michele Tuck-Ponder for the Princeton BOE.

Michele is highly skilled at working collaboratively with people, building effective relationships, solving complex problems, and finding creative solutions. Michele knows what it takes to get the job done — whatever it takes. Michele has the skills we need on the Board to address whatever challenges and opportunities come our way. She has done this throughout her life as a public servant and leader.   

Princeton residents can anticipate some of the challenges ahead — dealing with COVID, growth, closing the opportunity gap — but there will be more. We need Michele on the Board to provide the leadership required to address those challenges and opportunities effectively, with integrity, and by always putting the students and community first.

Please join us and vote for Michele Tuck-Ponder for Princeton Board of Education.

Felicia Spitz
Haslet Avenue

Kiki Jamieson
Westcott Road

Will Dove
Westcott Road