My name is David J. Quinn. I wanted to take Dave up on his want ad and announce my candidacy for school committee in the Town of Seekonk. I am a twenty-year resident of Seekonk and a proud graduate of Seekonk High School (Class of 2004).
Currently, I am a graduate student at Brown University in the Department of Education where I will complete my Masters of Arts in Teaching in May.
The majority of my practice-based experience has been working within the Seekonk School Department. In 2008-09, I served as the Behavior Intervention Coordinator and as head baseball coach at the Dr. Kevin M. Hurley Middle School. I am now finishing my student teaching at Seekonk High School in the History Department. These experiences have provided me the opportunity to see the strengths and the needs of our secondary schools.
In addition to my experience in education, I also have a business background, earning my B.S. from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts—Amherst. During my tenure at UMass I earned numerous awards for both academic achievement and leadership. While a junior, I was hired by the United States Golf Association to help coordinate the 5300-person volunteer staff at the 2007 U.S. Open Championship in Pittsburgh, PA. As a senior, I was also asked to serve on the Sport Management Department Faculty Search Committee.
My course of study and experience in the field of education has prepared me to help lead Seekonk by providing a 21st century education in the most cost-efficient means possible. I pledge to involve and gather insights from all of our town’s stakeholders to increase the quality and productivity of our schools. If elected, I will strive to facilitate the creation of programs that have clear and measurable objectives that provide value to both students and taxpayers alike.
I ask for your support and your vote as you write in David J. Quinn of 66 Brook Hill Drive for the Seekonk School Committee.