To the editor:
Until the COVID-19 pandemic has ended, Darien’s school system will face unprecedented challenges. Teachers, administrators and Board of Education members will not only need to immerse themselves in cutting-edge education techniques, but they will need to develop expertise in public health. Mike Burke and Sara Parent are the obvious choices in November to master those dual tasks. Mike’s years of being the “policy wonk” on the Board give him the breadth of experience needed to provide thought leadership on these critical issues. Sara’s graduate degree in teaching and experience as both a teacher and active Darien school parent will allow her to lead board discussions from a perspective steeped in practical experience.