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Committee Member Barbara Gresham

Committee Member Barbara Gresham (Springfield Public Schools)

Barbara Gresham (District 2/Wards 4& 5)

Contact:
Phone: 413-626-9108
Email: greshamb@sps.springfield.ma.us
Website: Office

First Elected: 2009
Education: STCC (Associates Degree), University of Georgia
Work: Nurse.
Prior Public Service: Public Health Committee
Other Elections: None.
Political Distinctions: Member, Ward 4 Democratic Committee.
Poll of last contested election: School Committee District 2 2009 general:

Barbara Gresham* 2382 53%
Sirdeaner Walker 2081 46%
Write-in 18 <1%

 

 

 

*winner

Key Votes:
Condoms in Schools: Yes
School Superintendent Vote 2012: Jesus Jara

Political Note: A newcomer to the Committee when she joined it in 2010, Gresham probably has among the lower-profiles of School Committee, at least politically.  Still, she is not absent from politics.  As a member of the Ward 4 Democratic Committee, she has, at a minimum, a tangential connection to Ward 4 Councilor and City Committee Chair E. Henry Twiggs.  Her School Committee profile is spare, but there does appear to be an interest in health of students as well considering her Public Health and asthma work as well as her career in nursing.  With Denise Hurst she voted for Jesus Jara to be School Superintendent instead of Daniel Warwick, who became the schools chief on a 5-2 vote.

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