Lori Nickerson to run for School Committee

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My name is Lori Nickerson, and I am running for School Committee. My husband, Rob, and I moved to Hopkinton in June of 2012 with the desire for a tight knit community with excellent schools. As parents of three young children (ages 6, 3.5 and 11 months), we could not be happier with our decision and are deeply invested in both the community and the continued success of the school system. I am positive my fresh perspective, analytical and problem solving skills, as well as my goal of fostering continued success at all levels of the school system will make me an excellent addition to the School Committee.

I have over 12 years of legal and business experience working as a Senior Corporate Counsel for multiple public companies. As a legal advisor and business partner to my clients, I work within tight budgetary and legal constraints to achieve successful outcomes for my company’s stockholders. Similarly, the School Committee must act on behalf of all Hopkinton citizens to evaluate the schools’ administrators, provide sound financial planning, process improvement and innovation. My experience, coupled with my passion to keep Hopkinton’s schools strong, will help me bring new ideas and solutions to the School Committee in order to achieve their goal of finalizing a sound Strategic Plan.

Over the past two years I immersed myself in the community by volunteering for the HPTA and being an active member of the Hopkinton Moms Group. In addition, my family and I participate in many town activities, such as the Hopkinton Women’s Softball league, youth soccer, youth softball and the Girl Scouts. My passion for volunteerism is not limited to Hopkinton as I also work with organizations such as the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center.

As a member of the School Committee, my primary goals will be: 1) to finalize the Strategic Plan; 2) improve upon and align the budget process with the Strategic Plan; and 3) foster an environment of innovative problem-solving in order to ensure fiscal management and delivery of the best educational programs for all grade levels.

The citizens of Hopkinton have a passion for the schools as well as for the town overall. I share that passion and I would consider it a privilege to serve on the School Committee to help ensure that each and every child continues to receive the type of education that makes our schools a model for other towns. I respectfully ask for your vote on May 19th.

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