Board of Education Candidates
My name is Amy Ushkowitz and I am seeking a seat on the Southampton Township School Board of Education for the first time. I grew up in a small town much like Southampton called Woodlynne, N.J. There I gained an appreciation for small town values and community involvement in education. My husband and I moved to Southampton 13 years ago to raise our family in that same manner, where our girls could be proud of the community they are from. We wished for them to have a high- quality elementary education. My eldest daughter has gone on to BCIT Medford and my youngest is in 6TH grade here. My husband is a skilled tradesman who owns his own company, therefore our family knows education is not “one size fits all”.
While living here I have served on both of my daughters Girl Scout troops as Co-Leader and “cookiemom”. I have participated on various committees on the Southampton’s PTA such as Book Fair, Spiritwear, and Craft Fair.
My reason for running for the Board of Education is very simple. I believe all students, of all backgrounds have a right to a high- quality education. I believe this goal can be met while still being financially transparent and accountable to the residents of our town. I would love the opportunity to work along with the other members of the Board to maintain the standard of excellence they have set forth and help them set even higher goals so that the needs of all Southampton children are achieved.