I am excited to announce that I am a candidate for trustee of the Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education and hope to contribute to our wonderful community. I was born and educated in Dublin, Ireland, and have lived in Great Neck for more than 16 years. I became a naturalized citizen in 2003.
My wife, Vivian, and I have three children currently in Great Neck public schools, and have a desire to improve the educational process and help prepare the children of our district to succeed in today’s fast-paced and connected world. We have both served on fundraising, shared decision making and UPTC committees. We have been active members of the community, getting involved in village, school and community issues.
Through school, community and the many sports activities that our family participate in, I listen to other parents and their children and learn from everyone. From expanding our universal pre-K, to creating stretch programs for our brightest students, to maintaining our aging infrastructure while creating educational and building enhancements, there is a lot going on in our district. As a community, we have to be open-minded, listen to many perspectives (even those that we don’t agree with) and make smart, fiscally appropriate decisions to create a public schools system that can educate our children for the 21st century. We have many exciting challenges ahead.
Professionally, I have more than 20 years of experience as an adviser and entrepreneur. I consulted for Ernst & Young and Cap Gemini S.A., helping clients take advantage of the latest technology and strategies to excel in today’s competitive landscape. I led project teams and delivered on-budget and on-time projects for client-Fortune 500 companies. I would like to bring that experience and thinking to the Board of Education.
If you elect me, and give me an opportunity to serve our community, I will bring my passion and ability to the board and be a voice of our community’s concern for our children. I will share with the board my understanding of the latest technology and techniques to prepare our children to succeed in a highly connected global economy and to make a difference in the world. To learn more about my professional experience and why I am running for the board, visit www.nikolaskron.com.
—Submitted by Nikolas Kron
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