Meet the Candidate
My name is Liz AlJammal and I am running for re-election on the Waltham School Committee. My husband and I have made Waltham our home since 2000. We are parents to two daughters. Sara is a Waltham High School 2021 graduate and is starting her first semester at Roger Williams University. Leah is an 8th grader at the McDevitt Middle School.
I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker. My training and experiences mean that I bring skills such as active listening, critical thinking, cultural competence and advocacy to the table, in all my work as a school committee member.
For the past 19 years, I have been an active and engaged parent in Waltham Public Schools. I have been a member of the FitzGerald and McDevitt School PTOs. I brought together a group of parents to start up a PTO at Waltham High School. I have been a member of the school site councils at both FitzGerald and McDevitt Schools. I served on several search committees and have contributed to the hiring process of several principals, assistant principals and our current superintendent. I served as a parent member, and then as a school committee member, on the Strategic Planning Team. I am a member on the district’s social emotional working group. I also participate monthly in the Waltham Partnership for Youth’s Coalition meetings.
On January 9, 2017, by a unanimous vote of the School Committee and City Council, I was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the Waltham School Committee. I was elected to the Waltham School Committee the following year. I have proudly served on the School Committee since then and hope to continue serving for an additional term.