September 25, 2020

Letter to the Editor: BOE Candidate Bowman Will Put Children First in “Transparent … Collaborative Manner”

To the Editor:

I want to serve on the Region 18 Board of Education and I respectfully request your help on Election Day.

When my family and I moved to Connecticut ten years ago, we spent nearly a year deciding where to live.  Our top screening criteria were the quality of the school system and the opportunities the community would afford our children.  Ultimately, we settled in Old Lyme and have been thrilled with our decision. We’ve been most impressed with Region 18’s level of instruction and advising; the caliber of the sports, music, and arts programs; and the involvement of (and support for) students who thrive in multiple domains.

After coaching my daughter’s club lacrosse team and helping with middle school musicals, I became interested in contributing in even more substantial ways.  For the past two years I’ve served on the Board of Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau, where I’ve come to better appreciate the many challenges today’s youth face, as well as some of the opportunities for continued improvement in an already high-performing school district.

With this background, my experience as a lawyer, and my love of the town, I am confident that I will be an effective member of the Board. I want to put our children first and do so in a transparent and collaborative manner. I would greatly appreciate your vote on November 5.


Sarah Bowman,
Old Lyme.