(Editor's Note: West Orange School Board Elections are two days away. We are publishing these letters of endorsement for Mark Robertson today and our last series of letters tomorrow These letters were sent to the Alternative Press by community members in support of candidates, and not solicited by us. They remain the opinion of the author.)
Mark Robertson’s determination, professionalism and passion define the characteristics of great leadership. In a town that has been polarized along narratives of differences, Mark has managed to build bridges that hold the hope of realizing the vision to which we all aspire: a West Orange where every child has access to a world class education; a West Orange where parents can focus on earning with full faith and confidence that the school district is handling the business of our children’s learning.
The endeavor requires disciplined and visionary leadership. The journey requires innovative though within the spirit of collaboration. It requires us to challenge conventional wisdom and embrace the reality of new possibilities.
Mark Robertson has presented wonderful solutions to overhaul our language arts and math programs to better dial in on best practices. He advocated for NJ Ask test prep for all students. He subscribes to the notion that every child has a gift that must be cultivated. But more importantly and impressively, all of Mark’s ideas were accompanied by salient and supportive research.
Finally, Mark Robertson realizes that, "there is much more in us, West Orange, than we have become". Please join me in supporting this very worthy and capable candidate for West Orange Board of Education.