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Sarah Phillips for Somerville School Committee, Ward 3 - A progressive candidate who will go above and Beyond for all our kids.

A Progressive with the skills to take our schools to the next level, Sarah Phillips is running for Somerville School Committee Ward 3

Sarah Philips is a progressive candidate running for Somerville School Committee Ward 3

Sarah has spent over 20 years improving public education as a parent, educator, and social worker. She is running for school committee to make sure the Somerville schools go above and beyond for all our kids!

Going above and beyond for all of our kids means meeting the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of all our students and families through:

  • individualized academics
  • wraparound services
  • high quality and affordable out-of-school programming
  • inclusive and equitable school climates

Please vote for Sarah Phillips in the preliminary election for Ward 3 School Committee, Tuesday September 10, 2019 to support the success of all Somerville children and be in touch anytime with concerns, questions, or ideas.

Please note that polling locations for this election cycle have changed to accommodate construction at the high school:

  • Precinct 1 – Properzi Manor (13-25 Warren Ave.)
  • Precinct 2 – Cummings School (42 Prescott St.)
  • No change for Precinct 3 (the Dante Club. on Craigie St.)

Please be in touch if you’re not sure where to vote.

Articles about Sarah for School Committee

  • Massachusetts Women’s Caucus Endorses Sarah Phillips: “We need leaders like Sarah Phillips, who will be a strong decision maker and advocate on the Somerville School Committee,” said Pam Berman, president of the MWPC. Phillips is the only Somerville School Committee candidate to be endorsed by MWPC and just one of two candidates endorsed by the organization citywide.
  • Our Revolution Somerville Endorses Local Candidates: “Sarah Phillips, a former social worker, noted the importance of teachers unions as “part of the solution, not the problem,” which elicited enthusiastic applause.”
  • Sarah Phillips: Candidate for Ward 3 School Committee: “We always say diversity is strength but it can be a hard,” she said. “I think what we need to do is give teachers the resources they need to meet students academically; so, more academic specialists and content specialists.”

Endorsements

Endorsed by the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus
Endorsed by Our Revolution Somerville
National Association of Social Workers Political Action for Candidate Election

Latest Blog Posts

Our Revolution Candidates Forum

Proud to share the stage with so many of the incredible folks running for municipal office in Somerville this year. You can watch my presentation here:

Thoughts about standardized tests

Overall, I want less testing and more learning. In 2015, the Council on Great City Schools found that students in our largest urban public school districts spend 20-25 hours of the school year taking tests. That is way too much time. While I fundamentally believe that we get better when we reflect on our progress, […]

Thoughts on Somerville’s proposed equity policy

I was pleased to see Laura Pitone share information in her blog post last week on the equity policy the school district and school committee have been drafting. I have been wondering when the proposed policy would be shared more widely.   Communication between the schools and the community, and the school committee and the community […]