Perspectives

  • "I enjoy the excitement of seeing young adults being challenged and competing. I remember growing up in a family of tradesmen and at one time being told that we will never get rich but a good tradesman will always have a job. My connection to Upper Cape Tech is a graduate from the Class of 2003 and I am very proud to call him my son. I personally feel that if I can make a difference in just one student’s future and help them to be better prepared to deal with the chaotic world that we brought them into then I’m honored to be called a volunteer.”

    - Robert Fichtenmayer, Chairman, Wareham, MA

     
    Why am I servicing the great town of Sandwich as an Upper Cape Tech school committee member?

    "I strive to be open minded and to establish educational goals and policies for the five member towns in the UCT school district while keeping in mind approving the school improvement plan and moving the school district forward each and every year.  
    I believe in building strong relationships with my committee members, administrators, and the staff of the UCT family. I like to think that I am courageous and confront issues, rather than people, head on. I share credit and accept blame gracefully. I like to communicate problems and strive to resolve them amicably. I remain humble with the authority of having input on hiring, evaluating the Superintendent and approving appointments for certain other positions in the district.  I am compassionate having both the taxpayers of Sandwich and the UCT School district in mind when reviewing and approving the school budget."
     
    - Steven Chalke, Treasurer, Sandwich. MA

     
    "I believe strongly that we all have a responsibility to educate our students and that we need to provide them with the most current up to date tools and resources to achieve success. 'The future of education lies in a partnership between the community, parents, students and educators. It is our shared responsibility to prepare lifelong learners, who will become literate, self-disciplined, independent, creative, and confident individuals. Education should build the foundations for integrity and positive attitude while empowering students to achieve academic success.'” (Quote from teacher Misti L. Taton)

    - Mary Crook, Bourne, MA

     
    People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. when they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success. - Norman Vincent Peale

    "I am very honored represent the Town of Bourne on the School Committee.  I take this role with sincerity and humility. As a school board member at Upper Cape  Cod Regional Technical School, I hope to be a strong presence to a vigorous, successful and enriching school.   I believe in every child and, no matter their circumstance, will support them in achieving at their highest level.   I believe in a school that operates with transparency, accountability and efficiency at every level and will do everything to continue this trust."

    -Julie Wing, Bourne, MA


     
    "My journey with UCT started when my sons enrolled here.  I then had an invitation to attend a Program Advisory meeting as a guest.  I joined the Advisory Committee for the Carpentry program.    When the opportunity arose to run for School Committee, I was excited to do so.  I am now a proud member on the committee whose journey now includes the students and myself.  My greatest hope is to help a great school continue to create fruitful journeys for so many."
     

    -Thomas Corriveau, Falmouth, MA