The faculty development director at Bryant University and the legislative research director at the Rhode Island General Assembly are the Democrats vying for seats on the Barrington School Committee in this year’s general election.
One of the Democrats already holds a seat on the School Committee and is seeking re-election. The other Democratic candidate is a newcomer to a political campaign.
Barrington Patch asked School Committee member Robert Shea and Paula Dominguez to fill out a questionnaire that provides a brief profile of their backgrounds.
You will see that Shea was elected to the School Committee in 2008, and has served as its chairman and vice chairman. The Bryant University administrator also chairs the school board's health and wellness subcommittee. Shea holds B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in sociology. He is seeking his second term on the school board.
You will see that Dominguez is seeking her first term on the School Committee. The former teacher and teacher educator had 25 years of experience in education before moving to the State House to head the legislative research office. She, too, holds a doctorate degree -- in human development and psychology from Harvard.