Bethany Sutton obtained a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Mary Washington and a master’s degree in history from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Sutton is currently the chair of the Arlington Public Schools Advisory Council on Teaching and Learning . Sutton has a background in governance, strategic planning, nonprofit management, and staff and leadership development, and she is a former PTA president. She has led the Randolph Food Pantry, a community-based volunteer effort to support families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, since spring 2020 .
Sutton believes the budget must support teachers and staff while remaining balanced .
Sutton advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion .
Sutton wants to innovate in learning . She wants to renew expectations in learning as the pandemic recedes .
Sutton wants to increase trust and transparency  and wants to improve communications, particularly between the school board and the county .
Sutton prioritizes mental health and well-being for students, staff, and teachers, and to do so, she plans to evaluate current programs and increase access to resources. She also hopes to create a culture of caring and positivity, including outdoor learning and dining opportunities .
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