Reelect Mary Powell-St. Louis to Region 18 Board of Education

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To the Editor: 

I am writing this letter to express my wholehearted and enthusiastic support for my esteemed colleague, Mary Powell-St. Louis, who is running for reelection to the Region 18 Board of Education. I have had the privilege of working closely with her on the Board of Education for four years (one year as Chair with her serving as Vice Chair) and on the Facilities and Finance Committee and have witnessed her outstanding qualities and unwavering commitment to our community and the education system. 

Mary possesses a remarkable set of attributes that make her an exceptional candidate for reelection: 

Mary is known for her unwavering honesty and direct communication. Her integrity is unquestionable, and she always speaks candidly, making her a trusted and transparent leader who can navigate complex educational issues with clarity and forthrightness. She enthusiastically studies related research and material for all topics under consideration and accurately relates the material in a relevant, accurate, and easy-to-interpret fashion. 

Mary has demonstrated a deep understanding of the fiscal challenges that our school district faces. Her commitment to responsible budget management ensures that our community’s resources are allocated efficiently, benefiting both the taxpayers and the students. 

It is obvious that Mary possesses a high level of intellect and a sharp analytical mind. Her ability to grasp complex educational issues, assess potential solutions, and make informed decisions is invaluable to the Board of Education. 

Mary’s resolute dedication to our community is truly commendable. Her tireless efforts to improve the quality of education and the overall well-being of our students demonstrate a profound sense of duty to our community’s future. 

In her previous term, Mary has been instrumental in bringing positive changes to our school district. Through budgeting, project planning, and contract negotiations, she has proven herself to be an invaluable team member in the way she notices details that others miss and offers solutions that others hadn’t imagined. 

As a colleague who has had the privilege of working closely with Mary, I can attest to her exceptional qualities and the positive influence she has had on our educational community. Her dedication to the betterment of our schools and her commitment to the well-being of our students are qualities that we need on the Board of Education. 

I wholeheartedly endorse Mary for reelection to the Board of Education and encourage our community to support her in this endeavor. Her proven track record, steadfast honesty, fiscal responsibility, high intellect, and strong sense of duty to our community make her the ideal candidate to continue leading our school district toward a brighter future. 


Steven Wilson
Old Lyme

Wilson is currently Chair of the Region 18 Board of Education and is running for reelection