Running for the Montclair Board of Education again (Letter to the Editor)
My name is Noah Gale and I am going to run for Montclair Board of Education (again) in November!!!! Both the schools and our future is at stake and I am not going to stop now! Now is not the time to give up! I love everything about the school district! I am a proud alumni of the Montclair public school district, having attended from kindergarten through 12th grade! I graduated from Montclair High School in 2018 and I am currently going into my fourth year as a student at Montclair State University where I am studying early childhood education so I can become a kindergarten teacher one day! I attend all of the Montclair Board of Education meetings, volunteer and attend all of the PTA events, and I deeply care about the students, staff, teachers, administration, and public education! When I ran last time, I got 285 votes! One of my top priorities for the school board if I am elected is to better serve special education students by employing paraprofessionals, adding more inclusion classes, and having more one-on-one time/smaller classes. Another one of my top priorities is to protect the magnet system by making sure it does not go away!
Editor's note: Gale ran in a March special election against eight candidates vying for two seats on the Montclair Board of Education, during Montclair's first ever election for the Board of Education. Gale, a Montclair High School graduate and Montclair State University student, would be the youngest person ever to serve on the board and the first college student on the board.
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