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I am honored to support Jen Benham for Hingham School Committee because she is passionate about Hingham, our schools, and especially, our students. I worked closely with Jen on the South PTO Board and on All Town PTO and can attest that she listens closely to all points of view, is extremely thoughtful, and makes decisions that support all learners. Additionally, I have never known anyone as passionate about town government! Jen has attended, listened to and participated in School Committee, Board of Selectmen, and other Hingham board meetings for many years, giving her a deep understanding of Hingham’s values and the role of our schools within our town.
In addition to her background as a special education teacher and strong interest in town government, Jen has extensive experience with Hingham Public Schools through her service as South PTO President, elected Parent Representative on the Hingham Middle School Council, and as Room Parent at Hingham High School. Additionally, as a member of the All Town PTO, Jen played an integral role in developing community forums on the state of Hingham Schools in general and on HPS School Security, which enhanced communication between HPS and Town administration and the community. Currently, as South Elementary PTO President, Jen is working extensively with the administration to assist and support our schools during these unprecedented times.
Jen is extremely ethical, a tireless worker and would be an excellent addition to the Hingham School Committee!
"I have had the pleasure of working closely with Jen Benham over the past 4 years on the PTO executive board at South Elementary School. Jen served two terms as the PTO treasurer and is currently finishing her term as the PTO president. Jen is an extremely organized, compassionate, motivated team player that has committed years of her time and energy into the many wonderful PTO run activities and committees at South School. Jen’s background in education has served her well in recognizing the student’s needs as well as the needs of teachers and administrators. Her passion for education has shown through not only at the elementary level but also in Hingham Middle School and Hingham High School. I can’t think of anyone else who would be more of an ideal candidate and asset to the Hingham School Committee than Jen Benham."
"As South Elementary’s PTO President, Jen is the consummate professional in regard to all aspects of her job. She is detail oriented and focused, working side-by-side with our principal as needed and personally taking on smaller tasks to make sure nothing goes unfinished. Jen is the most dedicated volunteer our school has and the School Committee would greatly benefit from all the gifts she possesses!"
"I’ve had the pleasure to serve under Jen Benham's direction on the South School PTO and alongside her on the HMS School Council. Jen's leadership style and rational approach to resolve challenges while always seeking the highest educational standards for not only her kids, but all our children, will serve Hingham well. I am excited to see what she can accomplish as a member of the School Committee on behalf of the citizens of Hingham."
I've worked with Jen on the South Elementary executive PTO board for three years and I'm so impressed by her dedication to the schools. Jen is a former special education teacher and I really appreciate her focus on ensuring success for ALL kids in Hingham. Her years of experience working with school administrations, both as a former teacher and as a volunteer in Hingham, makes her a valuable addition to the School Committee. Next year will look very different for our kids and I know Jen will do an amazing job helping to guide the schools’ response to the students’ social and emotional needs in this difficult time.
While I met Jen as a parent with similar aged children, I have also had the pleasure of working alongside her on the South School PTO for many years. I have seen her grow from a volunteer to the Treasurer and ultimately to her current position as President. Her calm and thoughtful demeanor helps her to be able to develop solutions that benefit all involved. Her professional background working with kids allows her to be an advocate for both parent and child alike.
I support Jen Benham and hope that you will take the time to listen to her ideas and jump on Board with Benham!