Running forWard 10 School Board
Running as Non-Partisan Election
My name is Joy Senecal. I’m running for School Board in Ward 10. I’m proud to say that I’ve been a Manchester resident for the majority of my life, both my daughter Ella and I graduated from Memorial High School. I’m a single Mom to an amazing teenage daughter who is working full-time while navigating her next steps in education. She and I moved to Ward 10 from the East side of Manchester eight years ago… We fell in love with our community so I bought our house 3 years ago. I am a driven entrepreneur who is blessed to own 2 small businesses in Manchester. Ive been a Stylist for 32 years (self employed for 21) as well as a Fitness/Sports Nutrition Coach. I love helping my clients achieve better health by creating measurable, achievable goals while helping them stay disciplined and encouraging their commitment to positive lifestyle changes. As a former fitness competitor, I understand the importance of maintaining a passionate commitment to my goals. In addition, I am the Strategic Developer/Board Member of a startup company in Massachusetts. I also love supporting small, local businesses and building a sense of community by attending local events and aiding network connections. I am currently working with a friend and small business owner in the African community to host events at his restaurant to bring the different communities in Manchester together. Managing my career, a home and my friendships while raising my daughter solo hasn’t always been easy but I’ve learned that multitasking effectively is vital… watching her succeed is incredibly rewarding. Together we’ve learned strong, confident, independent women can and DO make positive changes in the world. When I have free time, I love going to the beach and traveling with my daughter and girlfriends as well as spending time in Boston.
WebsiteJoy Senecal for School Board
Why are you running for this office?
Oh my gosh, I get this question alot… especially now that my daughter graduated Memorial High School 2 years ago. I believe that I’m a trustworthy, honest, passionate, outspoken and dedicated Manchester resident who wants to see our community thrive with better educational standards. I want parents to be excited to send their kids to the elementary school in our district. I did have the pleasure of visiting and speaking to the principal at Parker Varney recently and I have to say, they are doing an Amazing job! I am a great listener and look forward to hearing the concerns that my constituents have because I genuinely care about our public schools and want to make a positive impact. The Families in my Ward need a Strong & Positive voice that promotes action, student success, parental rights, fiscal responsibiity and integrity!!! I know I’ll be a Strong voice in City Hall because our Kids are our future!!
What are your thoughts and plans for the number of public schools needed in Manchester (with breakdown of elementary/middle/high schools in that number?)
What are your thoughts/plans on improving grade-level proficiency scores?
How would you address student equity?
What are your thoughts on extra-curricular offerings in Manchester public schools?
What are your thoughts on attracting and retaining high quality Manchester School District staff?
What are your thoughts on the Manchester School District's relationship with private schools, charter schools and other school districts that have tuition agreements with Manchester?
What are your thoughts on and plans on school safety?
What are your thoughts on and/or plans for addressing remote learning/other uses of technology in local education?
What are your thoughts on or plans for addressing vocational and career-focused educational initiative?