Chris Potter announces run for school board in Ward 7

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Chris Potter
Chris Potter

MANCHESTER, NH – Chris Potter announced on Tuesday his intention to run for Board of School Committee in Ward 7.

Below is a statement issued by Potter:

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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