Hello, my name is John Hatch, thank you for taking time to read my official announcement that I am seeking re-election to the Saugus School Committee. I am truly blessed to be the husband, of our family’s rock Wendy. We have two amazing children Andrew, who is a freshman at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Honors Program for Mechanical Engineering. He was a graduate of the SHS Honors Academy Program, and the Captain of the Golf Team class of 2021. Our daughter Kendall who is a freshman at the Saugus Middle/High School Complex in the Honors Academy Program, and a very proud member of the girls’ soccer team. I am seeking one of your five votes for the School Committee because I feel I have and can continue to make a difference as a member for the best interest of the students, parents, faculty, and the administration of the district.
I am very proud to have been elected and have served on this school committee in the early 90’s for 6 years, 3 of those years as the Chairman. I stepped off the committee when my son was born to be a dad and make my focus our family 100%. I have also served on Town Meeting for 4 years. So, I bring a lot of institutional knowledge and background to the position. I am also blessed to have a career I love. I have been an Emergency Medical Technician for the past 37 years and love every minute. I am the current Executive Vice President of Action Ambulance Service Inc. and the New Hampshire & Maine Division Chief. Over the last 25 years, I have also served as a Human Resources Director, and Director of New Business Development. So, as you can see from my professional background, I understand how important it is for clear communication, to have structured plans with timelines, well defined goals, and team support for success.
We have several big issues with the district that I want to continue the forward momentum of our school district, such as our district wide student achievement, and state ranking, continuing to fund Full all-day Kindergarten, and work to support and enhance the Kids come first after school program.
With my experience, and my unique ability to bring two sides together for the common good, as well as a positive outlook, and an advocate of agreeing to respectfully disagree on issues, I know I can make a difference and continue to work to change our school districts and towns culture for the positive, acting as one town not separate departments.
I care about our school district, and town. Both have given a lot to me and my family, and I love giving back.
Please consider me for one of your five votes.