My name is Gregory Greenleaf. I’m a public high school English teacher, have lived with my wife and children in Harpswell for 12 years, and am running for the Maine School Administrative District 75 school board.

I work at Greely High School in Cumberland, and each day, I place my energies and faith in the young people who enter my classroom. It’s such a rewarding job!

Our two younger children attend MSAD 75 schools, and our oldest is a recent graduate of Mt. Ararat High School. When the three of them attended Harpswell Community School, I was honored to serve as chair of the PTO. During my two-year term, I worked with parents to raise money to fund programs to encourage reading, science fairs, and the wonderful HCS swim program at the Bowdoin College pool.

I’ve volunteered with parents and grandparents for the Chili-Chowdah fundraisers and chaired board meetings to discuss effective ways to reinvest the money into Harpswell’s most important asset — children.

I am running for the school board because I want to continue doing my part to make sure all the children in our town and across the district receive the lifelong benefits of a first-class education.

Specifically, I will support developing an educational vision — a strategic plan — that outlines a path forward to continued fiscal responsibility for the district and academic excellence and personal well-being, including strengthening resources for student mental health services and expanding pathways to graduation for alternative learning styles.

I look forward to being a positive contributor to the board — one who is known for building fact-based consensus instead of division. I ask for your vote and promise that, if elected, I will work hard to make all our schools welcoming places to learn and grow. Thank you!

(Editor’s note: Gregory Greenleaf writes the “Lost on a Loop Trail” humor column for the Harpswell Anchor.)

Gregory Greenleaf, Cundy’s Harbor