I am Millie J. Cardello and I currently serve on the School Committee Ward 1.
During my time on the School Committee, I have always been your voice. I want to continue to serve the students, families and the entire school district staff to ensure your voice will be heard.
My time served in city government, time on the School Committee, education, Military service and professional background affords me the experience and expertise to continue to serve the School District with common sense, knowledge and pride
I also serve on the Board of Directors as vice chair for Shore Educational Collaborative which accommodates pre-school to 22 years old in their social/emotional, physical/medical needs.
I have worked diligently during contract and negotiations with the various bargaining units to ensure a fair and equitable agreement for the District as well as the union members.
I am a staunch proponent of Career and Technical Education (CTE). I have researched and visited Districts that are very successful with their programs serving students with academic courses and vocational training.
Although there has been changes and accomplishments there is still a lot to do. We need to ensure that we are doing everything we can so that our students will feel safe and happy while receiving the education and skills that they will need for a successful future. Our students are our future.
Another priority is school building cleanliness, safety and security. These are imperative to ensure the best educational and social emotional well-being of our students and staff.
I am looking into a science-based reading program that has been proven to be successful and would like to bring this program to Everett to better serve our students with their reading skills.
We have a lot of activities after school but I would like to see foreign language and sign language instruction available to our students as an after-school program.
We are all aware of the overcrowding in our schools. There have been many discussions and ideas but nothing has been solidified yet. Overcrowded schools affect both the student and staff. More has to be done to correct this problem soon.
Another concern in the District is mental well-being. There are counselors available for our students but that is not enough. There are programs available that offer solutions for social-emotional learning and teacher well-being that we need to implement for a better present and future for our students and staff.
As we move forward there is still much work to be done. On Tuesday, November 7, please vote for me so that I can continue to be your voice and continue to serve the needs of all our students.
If you have any questions, need a ballot, a ride to the poles or would like to help with my campaign please call or text at 781 354-4869.
Millie J. Cardello
School Committee Ward 1