MEET A MANSFIELD SCHOOL COMMITTEE CANDIDATE: Barry Ryan

There is a four-way race for the Mansfield School Committee with incumbent Lynn Cavicchi and challengers Ryan Barry, David Rapoza and Vivian Webster vying for two, open seats. Elections are May 10 with polls open at Mansfield High School.

Barry Ryan

EDUCATION: Bachelors in Business Administration w/Marketing and Sales Concentration from Westfield State University, Associates in Electrical Engineering from New England Institute of Technology, Certified Technical Trainer – CTT+ certified by COMPTIA

OCCUPATION: Principal Engineering Technologist

CIVIC EXPERIENCE: Coached HS Football at Framingham and Mansfield youth sports – flag football, youth football, baseball, basketball and soccer for the past 20yrs. Cub Scout leader for three years, member of several ERGs at work, NE Veterans, Women in STEM and Girls Who Game Mentor, mentor for Tri-County vocational Regional Technical HS students in Franklin, Best Buddies donor and participant.

Why are you running for this seat?

As a concerned parent I did not feel the School Committee was willing to have a conversation about our concerns. Among other reasons I am running to bring conversation between educators and parents back to the School Committee.

How do you feel the School Committee has handled the pandemic, particularly questions about mask requirements which many parents asked? What would you have done differently? What do you see are the continuing impacts of the pandemic on the school system and how should the committee address them?

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