Board of Education Election: Support for Nanette Melkonian

I am writing to strongly recommend that you vote for Nanette Melkonian for the Board of Education Trustee position in the upcoming election.  Nanette is an experienced and passionate advocate for public education who has been a tremendous asset to the Board in her first term. I have come to know Nanette and her family over the past three years and I am consistently impressed by her devotion to this community and its school district.

Nanette has deep roots in the Port Washington community.  She moved here with her family in 2000, and all three of her children attended and thrived in Port Washington schools.  As a parent, Nanette was highly engaged, volunteering in the schools and co-founding the parent advocacy group PWAPE (Port Washington Advocates for Public Education). a grassroots community group dedicated to researching and providing information on education issues relevant to the Port Washington school district. Nanette continued her public education advocacy, serving for three years as co-President of AGATE (Advocacy for Gifted and Talented Education), and as a member of Parents’ Council. Nanette has also served on a variety of district hiring committees and as a member of the District’s Vision and Mission Committee.

Nanette has spent 30 years working in public education as both a teacher and a tireless advocate.  She has served as an elementary and special educator at all levels, from elementary to post-secondary.  Her combined professional and personal experiences give her critical insight into the needs of the students, families, and educators in our community.

Currently, Nanette is finishing her first term as a BOE member.  In that capacity, she has consistently pushed for improvements that benefit students, such as enhancing professional development, literacy instruction, and services for students with disabilities.  Nanette is a thoughtful and diligent leader who asks the right questions to foster growth and excellence.  She serves on key committees, advocates for student voices, and works to make the district more equitable and inclusive.

Nanette believes that strong public schools are essential to our democracy.  She is committed to nurturing the next generation of students and empowering them to be lifelong learners and engaged citizens.  Nanette has the knowledge, experience, and passion needed to continue to provide outstanding leadership on the Board of Education.

I have three children myself.  One in Weber Middle School and two in Guggenheim Elementary.  I trust Nannette fully to help this District realize its full potential. Please join me in voting for Nanette Melkonian for Board of Education Trustee.  She is dedicated to strengthening our schools and ensuring educational excellence for all.

-Christopher Kolb 


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