Name: Violet Sims, Democrat endorsed by Democrats
Candidate for office: Board of Education
Age: 37 years old
Marital status: Married, two children in New Britain Public Schools
Education: Graduated from E.C. Goodwin Tech, 3 degrees from UConn, including B.A. in Theater Studies, M.A. in Higher Education Administration, Sixth Year (CAGS) in Curriculum and Instruction: Bilingual and Multicultural Education. Current Doctoral Candidate at University of Bridgeport, Educational Leadership
Profession: Assistant Principal
Public service experience: NAACP Executive Board Member and Education Committee Member. Also served on local boards for non-profit organizations and scholarship committees.
In one sentence, what do you hope to achieve if elected? I hope to advocate for funding, and the responsible use of funds, so that New Britain families and students receive the best education and services that can be offered by the school district, regardless of neighborhood, home language, or ability.
In one sentence, what sets you apart from other candidates? I believe my knowledge of every aspect of the New Britain School system, from having been a student in it and having been an educator in the district, to raising children that attend district schools gives me a unique perspective from the point of view of all stakeholders.
Violet Sims can be contacted at Violetsims@yahoo.com.