Candidate Profile: Chrissy Fensore Martinez

Chrissy Fensore Martinez
Chrissy Fensore Martinez

Political Party: Democrat

Running for: Board of Education

Education: I have both a Bachelors and a Masters degree in special education. Connecticut Certified School Administrator.

Occupation/Work experience: I have 28 years in the field of special education as a teacher and special education administrator. Currently working as a special education supervisor for the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System.

Political experience: One year on Monroe Board of Education, CoVice Chair of the Monroe DTC, Campaign Manager for Jerry Stevens for Monroe.

Community Experience: I have volunteered and sat to the board for the Monroe SEPTA, as well as several years on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Reading League (Formerly the Dyslexia Society of CT).

Family: My husband Jim, is also a school administrator who recently retired and is now consulting for districts across the country. My son George is 20, daughter Kendyl is 17 and son Julian is 12.

What makes you a great candidate for the Board of Education?

The most significant difference between myself and other candidates is my many years both in the classroom as a teacher, as well as my tenure in central office positions. I have more knowledge than many around policy, budget and curriculum.

Given my background in education, as well as being a lifelong Monroe resident, I feel strongly about giving back to my community. I will work hard to be sure all children feel safe and supported within our schools and our community.

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