Letter in support of Christina Downey for the Greenwich Board of Education from Polly Park Hyman, Riverside
Look no further than Christina Downey for the Board of Education: a vote for Christina is a vote for brighter and better schools.
Christina has lived in Greenwich for 26 years and I have known her since the day she moved in.
I have been fortunate enough to work alongside Christina on many boards and committees over the years. When Christina asks, I say, “Yes”. As a committee member she does what she says she is going to do and in a leadership role she is focused and productive.
She is smart and energetic and has a unique ability to assess a situation, process information and get results.
She is a strategic thinker, a communicator and a collaborator; it’s no surprise that she held many leadership roles in many local organizations.
Her three children all attended Riverside School, Eastern Middle School and Greenwich High School and Christina took on a number of committee and leadership roles during that time, ranging from Riverside PTA president to PTAC Board member to long-time GHS band booster president. But she is also willing to contribute in less visible, but equally meaningful, ways like being a GHS new family tour guide and an AVID mentor.
She is grateful for the education that the Greenwich Public Schools provided her own family: her gratitude is evident in the hours she has spent volunteering in the schools. Now, in her candidacy for the Board of Education she can give back in a consequential and distinctive way.
I am confident that Christina will continue to assess needs, formulate strategy and implement policy in a determined effort to improve our schools and to give our students the education our community is capable of providing.
Let’s give her that opportunity.
Polly Park Hyman, Riverside