Support Terri Behm for Amherst School Board

To the Editor:

Is there a person you know who always goes above and beyond in everything they choose to put their time and talent towards?

Someone you would call if you needed something done, and done well? Who makes multitasking look so easy? Someone whose word you could trust because you know it is well researched?

I do, and that someone is Terri Behm.

I met Terri a number of years ago, but have gotten to know her well in the past couple of years since our board appointed her to Souhegan’s Community Council. I served with Terri on the council and have come to know her as passionate, open-minded, articulate and thoughtful in this role. I have respected Terri’s contribution to the council, and have enjoyed serving with her. I have also come to admire the many other roles Terri has filled in our community.

Terri’s dedication to education, in particular, is evident. Aside from her role on Community Council, Terri has been an avid supporter of education in so many ways. Terri was key in bringing the STEAM program – Destination Imagination – back to Amherst three years ago. She continues to support the DI program as the town coordinator and as a team manager. She is also part of an organization that manages STEM resources at the middle school, which led to the first Adult Makerspace Area in a public school of its kind this past year. She has served on the PTA board, as well as chaired PTA-sponsored events such as Clark/Wilkins/AMS read-a-thons and PTA fairs.

Her latest role as a member of the Amherst School Districts Ways and Means Committee has prepared her well for a position on the Amherst School Board. The district budget is one of the main responsibilities of a school board, and as a member of Ways and Means, Terri has had firsthand experience with every aspect of the budget. She met with administrators and school board members to ask questions and dig deeper, worked well with other members of the committee to analyze the numbers and drew conclusions based on that analysis.
Terri Behm has the qualities necessary to serve our students, communities and taxpayers. Terri comes with no personal agenda – except to work hard and do what’s best for all. I hope you will join me in supporting Terri Behm on March 14 for a seat on the Amherst School Board.
Mary Lou Mullens
Souhegan Cooperative School Board