School Committee Candidate
“My family chose to live in Jamestown because of the quality of the schools. Having seen all that the school system has given my daughter, I am running for School Committee to ensure that this quality continues not just for her and her classmates but for the students to come. I feel strongly that it is my responsibility to give back to the community in which I live. As a member of the School Committee, I will be able to do just that, drawing on my experience as an educator and my passion as a parent.”
Kristine Lapierre and her family moved to Jamestown in the summer of 2015 because of the quality of the schools available to their daughter who was about to enter kindergarten. After three years of seeing all that the school system has given her daughter, Kristine is running for School Committee to ensure the continuity of quality for the next phase of schooling.
Kristine is currently a High School English teacher in the Providence Public School District and a Teach Plus Rhode Island Teaching Policy Fellow with 11 years of experience in education. She has worked in public and private schools teaching a wide variety of students: English Language Learners, high achieving and advanced students, first-generation college applicants, those unable to thrive in a traditional classroom environment, and those with complicated learning profiles, including dyslexia. She holds a B.S. in Communications and Rhetorical Studies from Syracuse University, a B.A. in English from the University of Rhode Island, and an M.A.T. in Secondary English from Brown University. She holds current Secondary English teaching credentials in the states of Rhode Island and California, as well as a Professional Forensics Educator Credential from the National Speech and Debate Association.
She is also an active participant with the Jamestown Community Theatre, currently serve as the Vice President of the Board of Directors. Most recently, she appeared as Snail and Mother Frog in the Spring 2018 production of A Year with Frog and Toad.
“I feel strongly that it is my responsibility to give back to the community in which I live. As a member of the School Committee, I will be able to do just that while drawing on my experience as an educator and my passion as a parent.”