To the Editor:
I am Alan Hyla, and I am running to retain my seat on the Old Saybrook Board of Education (BOE). I believe and hope you will agree that my nine plus years as a dedicated member of our Board, the last four years serving as Vice Chair, will continue to serve our school district and community well.
I bring proven leadership and experience to our district and community, serving as chair of the facilities sub-committee, while serving on policy and other ad hoc committees. I am a good listener, a strong communicator, a collaborator, and an effective decision maker with a keen ability to navigate our complex school district’s five-year strategic plan.
Recently retired after 34 plus years in state government, most recently having managed Program and Staff Development for the Judicial Branch, I am working part-time now for an international accreditation organization that supports behavioral health for youth and adults.
I am most appreciative of serving this community and believe that being an elected BOE member is one of the most important volunteer roles in our town. I understand the significance of making decisions regarding the public education of our most treasured possession, our children.
If re-elected, in my next term, I will continue to provide leadership that sets high standards for the education of ALL students; continue to support district goals that elevate our student’s abilities to succeed during their school years and contribute to society in a meaningful and productive way; support our Superintendent of Schools and staff members in providing the best possible environment for all to thrive; and, support our community in meeting their expectations and aspirations for being a school district of distinction.
Please vote for me for the Old Saybrook Board of Education on Tuesday, Nov. 7.