Beth Anne


for Salem School Committee

I'm running for Salem School Committee because it's time to channel our city's extraordinary energy into improving our public schools. If I am elected, I will work tirelessly to support sustained community engagement, consistent communication, and informed decision-making.

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My husband and I have lived in Salem for 17 years.

We have three children, including a fourth grader at the Carlton Elementary School, and I am entering my eleventh straight year as a Salem Public School parent.

Professionally, I am a full professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Wentworth Institute of Technology, where I have taught writing, literature, and humanities courses for almost twenty years. In 2016 I was elected to serve as Chair of the Wentworth Faculty Senate, the first female Chair of the Faculty Senate in the 105-year history of the University.

I have been a member of the American Federation of Teachers since 2001 and in 2018, I received the university’s President’s Award for Distinguished Service to the Institute.

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I’ll need the support of my friends and neighbors in the coming weeks. Please reach out below if you'd like to get involved!

Here’s how you can help:

  • Request a lawn sign or bumper magnet

  • Drop campaign literature to your neighbors

  • Host a campaign event for interested voters


I'm looking forward to answering your questions or hearing more about your experiences with the Salem Public Schools and how you think they can better reflect the strength of our city.

Thank you

Thanks for getting in touch! I'll respond as soon as I can and look forward to meeting you over coffee, at a community event, or at your front door.