Name: Dr. Alan Vaglivelo
Occupation: School Psychologist
Political party: Democrat
Running for: Board of Education
Why are you running?
I am running because I strongly believe the board of education has one of the most important responsibilities — helping plan the education of the children of Monroe. Its decisions affect the lives of students and their parents, and the economic well-being of the community.
I believe my experience working in the field of education can make a positive impact with regards to decision making and best educational practices.
What are the three biggest issues facing Monroe?
- Providing the students with a sold education with decreasing funds available
- Attracting the right business to Monroe
- Citizens are concerned about taxes
How can the Board of Education keep the town in the right direction?
Demonstrating a strong commitment to working with others toward the common goal of providing the best possible education for the children of Monroe.
Developing, implementing and monitoring of the district’s policies including short and long term goals. These policies serve as the road map for the school district. They give direction to the administration and staff and become the foundation for accountability. Keeping pace with 21st century skills and preparing the school district for the federal Common Core Standards that will be mandated in the next couple years.
What skills and attributes make you a good fit for the Board of Education?
Part of my doctorate studies required the use and application of business management to the education sector. I have over a decade of experience working in a school system and understand the requirements outlined in the various state and federal laws.
My background in assessment, special education, and school Data Teams provides me with a depth of understanding with regards to disaggregating data and understanding the unique needs of students.
My experience as a sitting board member will also help with the transition of a new Superintendent.