By way of introduction, my name is Caroline Raynis, and I have lived in Wallingford for nearly 30 years. I am running for a seat on the Wallingford Board of Education. In my professional career, I have worked for the State of Connecticut’s Department of Labor. There, I taught classes, and helped people prepare résumés, craft cover letters, and learn interviewing techniques. I also taught high schools students and recent high school graduates contemporary skills to assist them in entering into the workforce. Therefore, I have hands-on knowledge and experience about the importance of job readiness in our educational system.
Also at the DOL, I served as a regional union steward for three offices, where I mitigated issues pertaining to benefits/mass layoffs, safety/threats, and even OSHA violations and concerns.
I am a recent law school graduate, and am currently serving as an alternate on Wallingford’s Inlands, Wetlands, and Watercourses Commission. Additionally, I hold a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree, and am a board member of Coram Deo, Inc., a woman’s sober housing and recovery non-profit. I am the wife of a retired police officer and Gulf War veteran, a mother of three, a Girl Scout troop leader, and an active member and volunteer of/for my church.
I care about Wallingford’s students and its schools, and am confident that my vast background and skills will assist me to understand the particular needs of our students, the interests of parents, and the concerns of teachers and administrators. If elected, I will work diligently to ensure all voices are heard.
I hope that you and your readers find my résumé and experiences to be an appropriate fit for the Wallingford Board of Education. For more information, please find me on Facebook at Caroline Raynis for BOE or e-mail me at email@example.com.