We write to urge our fellow Pelham voters to support Leah Tahbaz for the Board of Education. Collectively, we have known and served with Leah on the PTA Council, Site-Based Council, the Pelham Education Foundation, the Pelham Children’s Center, Pelham Together, Siwanoy PTA, the Junior League, the District Wellness Committee and Community Cares, and have worked with her as a Novel Night host, among other community-based organizations and projects.
We all strongly believe that Leah is the perfect person for the Board of Education. She is thoughtful, respectful, organized, responsible, an excellent listener and fair-minded. As the mother of four children who have attended or still are in the Pelham schools, Leah is very familiar with the District at every level, both as a parent and through her many school-related volunteer positions.
We know that Leah will not pre-judge; will set aside her personal preferences for the good of the community; will hear out all of the arguments before making a decision; and is able to collaborate, share and disagree while always being polite and kind. We understand that the present Board of Education is very collaborative, and Leah will work well with them, including the two incumbents running for reelection, John Brice and Vinny Mazzaro.
Leah is diligent and hardworking, and has the time and energy to devote to the Board of Education. Leah is also capable of making difficult decisions, but always after thorough research.
Leah is exactly what the Pelham community needs at this time. Please join us in supporting her, and vote on May 21st for Leah Tahbaz for the Pelham Board of Education.
Annemarie Segaric Garcia
Michele Roque (Tarazi)
Catherine Walsh Taubner
Marian Russo Liberatore
Sam Boroson Rutt
Leana Boroson Rutt