North Andover School Committee
Family: Married with sons 4, 7, and 21.
Resident of Hillside Road North Andover
for 13 years.
Education: Economics & Psychology BA
- University of Vermont
Profession: Director for GMAC Bank
Over the past 25 years Chris has been
recognized as a respected manager, and
consensus builder in the mortgage banking
industry. His experience includes regular
evaluation of financial statements and
negotiation of numerous contracts.
With a child in elementary school Ive
seen the tremendous challenges todays
financial squeeze puts on resources in
our schools. But I believe were
headed in the right direction with a
solid School Committee and
Stanley B. Limpert
Family: Wife, Mary Ann. Two children:
Son, Paul, a 2005 North Andover High
School graduate (age 20), and daughter,
Alison, a junior at North Andover High
School (age 16). A North Andover resident
Education: Bachelor of Science in
Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts
Institute of Technology.
Work Experience: Over thirty years of
management and technology experience in
the software and engineering services
fields. Twenty-five years as a program
and software development executive for
Dynamics Research Corporation. Current
president of RTSConsult, providing best
practice software solutions to major
cor-porations and businesses. Former
instruc-tor of Integrated Technology
Concepts course at North Andover High
Community Service: Provided volunteer
support to the North Andover Schools,
including team leadership for elementary
school technology standardization.
Current member on the School Facilities
Review Committee. Ten years as a Boy
Scout leader and Eagle Candidate mentor
for Franklin School Troop 87.
Campaign Platform: I believe a
sense of community is one of the most
important characteristics of our town. As
a 30-year professional manager and
executive, long-time resident, parent,
school volunteer, and educator, I will
take a team approach in order to
* Work with the entire community to
choose our next Superintendent of
Schools. * Support a unified K-12
curriculum district-wide. * Encourage
better use of technology in our schools.
* Prioritize and optimize existing
resources. * Review and evaluate best
business and educational practices,
programs, and trends. * Build
relationships with local and state
officials. * Listen to individual
concerns and seek solutions that will
further a quality education for all.
Family: Mike Quinlan and his wife Lynne
have five children and have lived in
North Andover for seven years.
Quinlan states that the annual operating
costs of North Andover schools represent
over two-thirds of our towns budget
and the demand for more school spending
outpaces revenue increases every year. He
says that we need to focus on controlling
costs. If elected to the School
Committee, I will fight to manage costs
so that the educational needs of our
children can be met within available
revenues and without increasing property
taxes, Quinlan says.
Quinlan also says that we are generous to
our schools and we should have high
expectations for academic results. To
ensure this, Quinlan says; the
School Committee must adopt teaching
materials and programs that make sense.
Enough with experimental curricula and
pet projects. Quinlan says that
fiscal responsibility is especially
important this year as we negotiate a new
teachers contract. North
Andover must not sign contracts we cant
afford Quinlan says.
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