I am thrilled to be running for re-election to the WW-P School Board and I will be honored to continue representing West Windsor and Plainsboro residents.
In my six and a half years serving on the school board, I have contributed to the continued excellence of our highly-regarded school district.
As the former chair of the board of education’s finance committee, I faced the challenges of maintaining fiscal responsibility for taxpayers without diminishing the outstanding education our children deserve. As the current chair of the board of education’s curriculum committee, I work with the administration to build and support educational programs for all district students.
I have served on the board’s negotiation committee with the teacher’s union for three contracts, most recently as committee chair. With 80 percent of the school budget contractually tied, my experience in contract negotiations and financial management will be vital in securing fair settlements for taxpayers and district employees over my next term. I have a strong professional relationship with members of both parties, which allows for direct and effective communication.
I am the school board liaison to the superintendent’s advisory council, a committee of teachers and administrators that meets monthly to discuss issues affecting students and teachers.
Also, I serve as school board liaison to the West Windsor recreation commission, ensuring that the recreation commission and the school district work collaboratively to support the community.
I have participated on the district’s technology committee, which developed a mission statement and multi-year plan for the use of technology in the classroom.
This year, I was involved in developing one of the district’s strategic planning goal initiatives, which resulted in an action plan to integrate tools and structures to appropriately challenge and enable our students to realize their full potential.
Currently, I am participating in the program review for the district’s media centers, sharing my love of reading and understanding of libraries to make the media centers vibrant places for student learning and collaboration.
These experiences have given me the opportunity to work directly with students, parents, community members, principals, administrators and teachers.
In addition to the school board, I have held volunteer leadership positions at several community organizations, including president and chair of the Friends of the West Windsor Library, co-president of the Community Middle School PTSA and tournament director of both the 13U and 15U Babe Ruth state baseball tournaments. I am also a lead volunteer, alumni interviewer and advocate for my alma mater, Duke University.
As the parent of three children (two current students in the district and one recent district graduate), I have first-hand experience of curriculum, instruction and classroom experiences at various grade levels.
With two board seats up for election this November, I am running with Martin Whitfield. Martin is a dedicated community member, who currently serves as the general manager of the Princeton-Windsor Cultural Complex on Clarksville Road. In this role, he oversees educational enrichment programs and fitness/wellness/sports programming, in addition to community and cultural events serving thousands of local residents.
He is a strong education advocate for all district students and together, we will work to maintain an outstanding education for our children at an affordable price to taxpayers. Our shared goal is to bring our diverse community together.
— Dana Krug
Krug is an incumbent running for re-election to a West Windsor seat on the WW-P Board of Education.