As a community we have navigated turbulent times this year, having been called upon to reassess circumstances, change course, and adjust our lives. The turbulence is uncomfortable. But Peter Drucker—often called the founder of modern management—observed, “the greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence—it is to act with yesterday’s logic.”

The history of pandemics shows significant change happens in the aftermath of these events. School districts have already been forced to evolve. And I suspect, even when the pandemic dies down, the call for education to evolve will grow stronger.

Thus, I ask that you return Liam Gonzales to the school board seat he was appointed to earlier this year. Mr. Gonzales brings a keen eye to the board table; he has an understanding of what students will need as they head into what promises to be a changing, and potentially challenging, future.

Yesterday’s logic, and old mindsets, will not help the district continue to move forward. A fresh perspective from a member like Liam Gonzales is exactly what is needed.

I thank you for your support.

Sue Ferrara
The author is a member of the Hamilton Township Board of Education. She writes as a Hamilton resident, and not on behalf of the board or in her capacity as a board member.