1. Tell us a little about yourself. Where did you grow up? Where did you go to school? What on your resume or in your life experience makes you qualified for this office?
Maria Carrasco has lived in Lynn for the past 29 years, and is currently a resident in Ward One. Maria has worked as a career counselor at the North Shore Career Center for 23 years. She has been a member of the Lynn Hispanic Scholarship Fund for over 10 years, and was president of it for 5 years. In addition, Maria is a member of Neighbor-to-Neighbor and serves on its Executive Board, Member of CMCC, Family & Children’s Service , Gregg House and Chairwoman of the Lynn Shannon Grant Steering Committee.
Prior to working at the North Shore Career Centre, Maria was a teacher in the Dominican Republic for 15 years. Maria has an Associate Degree in Human Services and Certification as a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselor from North Shore Community College.
2. Why did you choose to run for School Committee?
She decided to run for School Committee because education is her passion. She believes that all the children of our community should have and deserve quality education. She is a strong voice and loves to share and provide information to people of issues regarding the education of our students.
3. What do you see that is in most need of change? How will you change it?
We need to involve more people of the community in the political process of election. We need to let them know that if you care about your community and want to fight for better education and services, you can also be a candidate. One key to obtain what you want is to be constant. Never give up.
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