MANCHESTER, NH – Chris Potter announced on Tuesday his intention to run for Board of School Committee in Ward 7.
Chris has served four years on the staff of City Year New Hampshire. As an Impact Manager, he partnered with Parker-Varney Elementary School, managing City Year’s team of full-time volunteer tutors and mentors there. While serving at the school, Chris witnessed the tremendous challenges many students in our community face: poverty, neglect, absence of role models, and more. To ensure these students can grow into their full potential, Chris sees the need for socio-emotional instruction, additional social workers, and professional development for teachers in trauma-informed teaching and cultural competency.Chris is also in the process to be ordained as a deacon in the Episcopal Church and a member of the New Hampshire Council of Churches board. Inspired by the Gospels, he is motivated to be a servant to his community and ensure that every member can reach their full potential.Chris will be running for the Board of School Committee seat against Bill Shea, current Ward 7 alderman. Bill Shea is former principal of Hallsville Elementary School, but retired before the wide availability of the internet. Chris understands that a 20th Century style of education is no longer suitable for our students. Students today require a strong focus on STEM subjects and 21st Century skills such as teamwork, communication, and a growth mindset.
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