Rev. Howard Haywood has endorsed Bridget for School Committee, writing in the Newton TAB:
I am excited to endorse the election of Bridget Ray-Canada as a member of the Newton School Committee representing Ward 1. Bridget has been a constant and consistent advocate for a first class public education system throughout her life. Her educational, professional and personal experiences make her an ideal candidate to be your choice to continue the excellence of the NPS as it faces the challenge of maintaining excellent educational opportunities for all children.In addition, her management and business knowledge align perfectly with the major issues facing the school system: increasing student enrollment and rebuilding our old and out of date school buildings.As a mother of a Newton student, she is acutely aware of issues related to diversity in the classroom, staff and administration. She will work diligently to promote a high level of respect in the entire school community.As a lifelong resident of Newton and a graduate of a fantastic school system, I believe that Bridget Ray-Canada has the skills, wisdom and education that are consistent with the high level of public service we are accustomed to in our great city. So on Nov. 7, I urge you to join me in casting your vote for Bridget. She will represent you well and always have the academic and civic growth of our children as her number one priority.