Letter: Danielle Smith – a candidate for the Concord School Board

Monday, October 02, 2017

I am proud to be running for the Concord School Board representing District A (wards 1-4).

I’m a Concord girl through and through. I was raised in the South End and was lucky to find a love for learning early on in the classrooms at Conant Elementary School. I felt the anxiety of leaving my neighborhood school to find my way in the maze of Rundlett hallways. At Concord High, I found a passion for writing and even met my future husband on the tennis courts at Memorial Field.

I earned my Masters Degree from UNH and began teaching at an inner-city school in Manchester. For eight years I taught kids whose experiences were vastly different from that of my own warm, cozy elementary school. As a full-day kindergarten teacher, I focused primarily on character education and social skill building. Despite vastly diverse backgrounds, we worked hard to coexist and thrive together.

Three years ago, my oldest child started kindergarten at Beaver Meadow School and I opened a photography studio, Rosy Hue Photography, in downtown Concord. I’ve worked incredibly hard to survive financially during the downtown renovations, and feel passionate about supporting the local business community.

The community needs a thoughtful, empathetic, creative voice unbiased by local politics. I have the unique perspective of an educational professional and a small business conservative, and I have the passion and dedication to work for Concord’s own. I’d greatly appreciate your support on Nov. 7.

Danielle Smith