To The Daily Sun,
My name is Susan Allen, and I am running for re-election of a three-year seat on the Gilford School Board. I have been honored to serve the Gilford community for the past 22 years, as well as serve in different capacities on the New Hampshire School Board Association. I do not take this responsibility lightly and I believe my experience is a valuable asset to the School District and community.
Professionally, I have been a real estate paralegal for the past 30 years and continuously have heard buyers and current residents of Gilford echo the words, "We moved to Gilford because of the schools." Those words speak volumes. I have been a resident of this wonderful community for 35 years, and I, too, moved to Gilford because of the schools.
The Gilford School District has so much to be proud of. Our school district focuses on individualized learning — meeting the needs of every student. I have been fortunate to volunteer at the elementary school in my granddaughter's class and witnessed first-hand how our exemplary staff is differentiating instruction to meet the needs of our learners, utilizing modern forms of technology and best practices. This continues to be a focus and is something I believe very strongly in because every student learns at a different pace.
In addition to supporting the growth of our students, continued effort to provide valuable professional development for our staff is crucial. Gilford continues to be in the forefront of transitioning instruction to align with new initiatives, balancing mastery with rigor and depth. I am proud of the effort our staff and administration has displayed, as well as the vision established to continue work in this area.
Community service has become an important part in all our schools. Giving back to the community is a message that we hope to instill in all our students. I have and will continue to endorse making this a crucial part of our students' education.
We are so fortunate to have a dedicated staff and supportive community that play a vital role in nurturing our students.
I would appreciate your vote on March 10 so I can continue the work we have started.
Susan D. Allen
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