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Delia For Board Of Education

Published: October 23, 2017 at 12:00 am

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To the Editor:

I have known Dan Delia for over ten years and support his candidacy for the Board of Education, and this is why.

He's not political - he does not come from a political family, nor is he riding the coattails of a recognizable name; he does not view this position as a stepping stone to larger political roles, nor can he leverage support from others in the establishment and incumbents; he is a political outsider.

He has skin in the game - with two kids in the Newtown Public School system he, like many of us, understands education from the eyes of a parent who every day sends their children to our schools and entrusts those educators and administrators with our most precious asset.

He is an educator - in his late 30s, Dan took action on his passion for education. In addition to being a Syracuse University graduate, he has had several careers in the private sector prior to going back to school for education. Once he completed his degree and teacher's certification (looking ahead) he went back to school once again to get his master's in School Administration.

He is fiscally responsible - being an educator, he has learned to do more with less and that that no one gets into teaching to become rich. They become teachers to teach. As a result, he has never let his salary or school spending restrictions thwart his goal; which is to educate and inspire his students.

He is an innovative carer - when Dan's older brother Dave was stricken with brain cancer, Dan, on his own volition, raised funds to help support his brother's family as they dealt with the most difficult time any family could face. Dan did his research in regard to raising funds and made a difference.

He is a dynamic personality - he uses his intelligence and humor to engage the children, he teaches as well as those in his personal life. I will often seek Dan's counsel regarding my 7-year-old daughter and her development.

Most of all, I was there when Dan made the difficult decision to start over and to go back to school; he spoke passionately about teaching and how important it was for him to make a difference. Now he wants to make a difference and pay back our community using his experience as a parent, an educator, a taxpayer, as a family man utilizing his passion, dynamic personality, and intelligence.

This is why I support Dan Delia for the Board of Education and I hope you do, too.

Warm regards,
Chris Marion
15 Cemetery Road, Newtown         October 23, 2017

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This Week's Poll

Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
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The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
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Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
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“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
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“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
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“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
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Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
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Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
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“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
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Newtown Day, October 6
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The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
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Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
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Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
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Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
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“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
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Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
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Total votes: 2