July 13, 2024

Lisa Rizzo for Seekonk School Committee

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While April 2024 marks ten years as a Seekonk resident, Lisa Rizzo grew up just next door in Pawtucket, RI. Seekonk was undoubtedly on her list of places to purchase a home and raise a family. She has two children, a toddler and a kindergartener at George R. Martin Elementary School. Residents have been warm and welcoming over the years especially while navigating childcare, education, and resources. The relationships formed with fellow residents is among the top reasons why she could not imagine moving. Though she loves her work as a nurse in Boston, she loves her home in the community of Seekonk more. Thus, she works off shifts to lighten the commute.

Nearly a year ago, Lisa began regularly attending school committee meetings. She wanted to gain a better understanding of the school system before her son entered elementary school. In October, she became actively involved with the PTO at Martin School. Seekonk did not disappoint. She learned Seekonk has talented teachers, administrators, committee members and parents committed to students. But like all districts, Seekonk faces challenges in the years ahead. The heating/cooling system at Dr. Kevin M. Hurley Middle School is outdated with repair costs totaling $40,000 so far this year. A significant number of policies lack a review or revision date within the last ten years, some are over twenty years old. Elementary school enrollment numbers are on the rise and projected to continue with the approved and proposed building projects in town. Long term planning for our town is essential.

As election season approached, Lisa wanted to offer her skills to support Seekonk schools. She has a master’s degree in nursing education and over ten years of experience in hospital administration. She is currently employed as an Administrative Clinical Supervisor for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is also an instructor in their Emergency Cardiac Care program. Lisa is familiar with budgets, writing policy, and systems work in addition to collaborating with professionals, families, and patients. She would love the opportunity to share those talents with the place she calls home.

Remember, there are two seats available on the Seekonk School Committee this year. Lisa would like to take this opportunity to fully endorse Alicia MacManus as a school committee candidate.

For more information about Lisa, please visit her Facebook page at Lisa Rizzo for Seekonk School Committee. You may also contact her at LisaRizzoforSeekonkSC@gmail.com


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