Sunday, November 4, 2012
Democrat Carolyn Mark is running for School Committee.
Editor's Note: There are five candidates running for three seats on the EG School Committee. Four candidates responsed to these questions via email. Links to the responses of the other candidates can be found at the bottom. Why are you running? I am running for School Committee because I feel a tremendous sense of gratitude to East Greenwich for providing my children with a great education. But, great school districts don’t just happen. They happen because of dedicated teachers, administrators, support staff, parents, and elected officials. I’ve done my part in a number of ways in our schools, including serving as a Character Counts Ambassador, volunteering for PTG events, co-leading a capital campaign to build the playground at …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
In her role as president of R.I. NOW, School Committee candidate Carolyn Mark co-signed the letter with the ACLU urging Cranston schools to stop supporting gender-specific events.
Carolyn Mark, East Greenwich School Committee candidate, co-signed the now-famous letter sent last May to the Cranston School Department decrying a father-daughter-type dance at a public school there. Mark signed the letter, along with the ACLU's Stephen Brown, in her capacity as president of R.I. NOW. The letter was in response to a mother’s complaint that the dance unfairly excluded her daughter, who she said had no adult male to accompany her. “She called us to express concerns about an upcoming event that has been scheduled by the school PTO group. Although we do not expect anything to be done before that event takes place, both the ACLU and RI NOW share her concerns. We are therefore writing to request that you intervene to address …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
This is Mark's first run for elected office.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Name : Ms. Carolyn Mark Also known as : Carolyn Date of birth : 25 November 1965 Place of residence : 99 Larch Road Attended college : Yes College : Pennsylvania State University Degree : Bachelor of Arts (BA), Labor Studies and Industrial Relations Year of graduation : 1987 University : Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Degree : Master of City Planning (MCP) Year of graduation : 1993 Job titles held : Executive Director, Program Director, Coordinator of Staff Development, Education Coordinator Employers : PUENTE, The Performance Center, The Oregon Quality Initiative, AFSCME Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: Local office Running for position: School Committee Chamber/district: East Greenwich Incumbent: No Previous …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Four Democrats, three Republicans and one independent signed up to run for School Committee. Now we wait to see if they all submit the required signatures.
Eight candidates have signed up to run for School Committee – eight. For three seats. It’s hard to complain about apathy this election year, at least on the school side. (The Town Council race is less rosy picture, with five Republicans but no Democrats running.) Here’s a rundown of the candidates in alphabetical order. They must collect the signatures of at least 50 registered East Greenwich voters by 4 p.m. July 13 to earn a spot on the ballot. If all four Democrats submit enough signatures, there will be a primary Sept. 11 to narrow the field to three. Deidre Gifford, a Democrat, currently serves as chair of the East Greenwich School Committee. She is running for a second term. Gifford is an obstetrician/gynecologist. She is the …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Republicans field a full slate for Council and School Committee; Democrats offer no candidates for Council, four for School Committee.
The Democrats cup runneth over for School Committee, with four candidates for three seats, while they failed to field a single candidate for Town Council's five available seats. Republicans, meanwhile, have a full slate of five candidates for council, two candidates for School Committee and one candidate for Town Moderator. By 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, a total of 15 people had filed to run for town offices – 8 Republicans, 4 Democrats, 1 Libertarian, 1 Moderate, and 1 independent. There are 6 candidates for Town Council, 7 for School Committee, and 2 for Town Moderator. Former School Committee Chair Jean Ann Guliano is making a run for Town Council. If she wins, she would be the first woman councilor in 10 years. Guliano is running as a…
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
On Equal Pay Day, EG's Carolyn Mark writes that in Rhode Island, women earn 80 cents for every dollar earned by men.