For Waltham School Committee
Supporting our childrens' future
My name is Debbie Coleman and I am a candidate for the School Committee in Waltham. A city resident since 2007, I am proud to call Waltham, Massachusetts my home and look forward to serving my community and our students.
With my husband, Scott, a third-generation and lifelong Waltham resident, we planted our roots in Waltham so our children could receive an exceptional education. My oldest daughter, Paige (6), attended her first year in the Waltham Public School system this past year and our youngest daughter, Sloane (4), will begin the 2022-23 school year.
For the next 14 years, one or both of my children will attend Waltham Public Schools
The amazing teachers, staff and administrators of the Waltham Public School system navigated a challenging and unprecedented year last year, going above and beyond during the pandemic to administer the best education to our students in trying times — and for that we are so grateful.
But ensuring that current and future generations of Waltham children continue to receive the highest level of academic challenge, extracurricular activities, access to resources, and diversity of thought are why I am running for the School Committee.
I am extremely aware that community support and input are critical to the success of our district and each of the schools. In the coming months, I look forward to speaking with as many residents as possible to better understand your priorities, concerns and values. And in the end, I hope to serve all of Waltham as a School Committee member, where I will continue to emphasize community outreach as we work together to chart the future of the Waltham Public Schools.
MORE About Debbie
Waltham resident since 2007
Parent of two children; for the next 14 years, one or both of my children will attend Waltham Public Schools
President of Northeast Elementary School's PTO
Actively involved with two different scholarship funds; each scholarship fund awards annual scholarships to Waltham High School seniors attending universities
Graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelors of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Minor in Organization and Leadership Supervision, Concentration in Human Resources
15+ years of Human Resources experience, specializing in Recruiting and Immigration