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Political newcomer Adrienne Nunez vying for Greenfield School Committee seat

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GREENFIELD — Adrienne Marie Nunez is making her first bid for Greenfield School Committee to try to improve communication between the schools and the community.

Nunez, 32, of 71 Conway St., is one of two candidates running unopposed in the June 10 election for two three-year seats.

A resident in town for just over three years, Nunez said she wants to settle down and someday raise a family in Greenfield. When she first asked people in town about the schools, she mostly got negative reactions.

“I was under the impression that the schools were pretty bad,” said Nunez, who began attending School Committee meetings a few months ago.

“As I learned more, I realized that our schools are really in pretty good shape and they are only getting better,” said Nunez. “We do have a lot of work to do in our schools, but it’s not the way that most people perceive it. And so I’ve really come to the conclusion that the biggest problem we have is the problem of communication.”

In addition to helping residents understand what’s going on in the schools, Nunez would also like to see an improved focus on sustainability and farm-to-school initiatives.

She’s a strong advocate of early childhood education. She also believes that the schools should focus on increasing technology in the classroom — including teaching students how to use new 21st-century tools.

Nunez is a production manager and book designer for Echo Point Books and Media in Brattleboro, Vt.

Her interest in graphic design and art brought her to the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vt. After spending a year in Vermont, she moved to Greenfield, where she has lived for just over three years.

Her father was in the Army and she moved around a lot as a child before ending up in Missouri. She earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies, focusing mostly on Spanish, English, art and photography.

You can reach Chris Shores at:

cshores@recorder.com,

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