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Melissa Romano named Montana Teacher of the Year

"Romano says she wants to use her position to advocate for increased educational opportunities like expanded access to preschool."

Melissa Romano, 2018 

“She goes out of her way every day to contribute to her students and her colleagues to make her school a better place to teach & learn,” said Elder.

On investing in young learners ... 2018 Montana Teacher of the Year, Melissa Romano

“When we’re talking about equity, that starts early,” she says. “All really does mean all.” She believes that all students need an opportunity to succeed, and that those opportunities happen early: “We need to invest in our young learners.”

Helena teacher Melissa Romano running again for MT Superintendent of Public Instruction

“Montana parents want a champion for their kids and as Montana’s next Superintendent of Public Instruction, I will be that champion,” she said.

Romano to take another run at top education job in 2020

As a Montana teacher leader and proud public school educator, I believe all children deserve the opportunity to be prepared for the future with a quality education. Montana students need a fierce leader in their superintendent, who will advocate every day on their behalf." 

To Argue Melissa Romano Is More Qualified Than Elsie Arntzen is Incorrect

Romano is not “more” qualified; she is qualified.

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Elsie Arntzen Cheers For a $30 Million Cut for Montana’s Public Schools

Montana needs a real champion for public education. Montana needs to elect Melissa Romano. Throw her some support today to support the schools that support us all.

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Our Interview with Melissa Romano, Who Plans to Put the Public Back in the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Office

Romano told us that she’s kept busy during the outbreak, developing a blog to help teachers and educators transition to online learninga social media campaign to celebrate teachers, and a twice-weekly program of reading aloud for kids

Campaigning amid coronavirus: Candidates look for new ways to connect

"Story Time with Melissa is really one small way I'm trying to give parents some time to relax a little bit and provide kids with some entertainment," Romano told CBS News. 

Romano advocates for Montana schools and kids

Melissa Romano has shown herself to be a great advocate of both [Montana schools and Montana kids].

Romano is my choice for superintendent

Melissa Romano is my choice for superintendent of public instruction. I believe this position requires someone who believes in public education and sees the need for mental health services for our students.

Romano committed to school excellence

Public education is one such trust responsibility. Nothing is more important to protecting our Montana public schools than electing a superintendent who will work to make our public schools as good as they can be. 

Letters to the editor May 28 

Melissa Romano’s leadership and promotion of quality public education for all students makes her an excellent candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. We need her to defend public education in Montana, especially during this period of health crisis and school closures

Montana Candidates Look Forward to Campaigning in Person

“I think it’s imperative that we have a leader in the office who will show up at the Legislature and be an advocate for our students,” Romano said.

Romano for superintendent of public instruction

This pandemic has demonstrated what an awesome and difficult job our public schools perform. Putting it all back together once this is all over will be difficult. Luckily we have someone up to the task in Melissa Romano. 

Support Romano and invest in Montana's future

Montana needs a leader at the helm of the Office of Public Instruction who understands the multifaceted benefits of public preschool; [and] has the professional wherewithal to lead the development of a robust, statewide program.... For those reasons, I strongly endorse Melissa Romano for Superintendent of Montana’s Office of Public Instruction.

Supreme Court Rules Montana Program Can't Leave Out Religious Schools

... Melissa Romano said the U.S. high court ruling opens the door for public school resources to support private schools.

Montana reacts to U.S. Supreme Court decision

“Montanans should be alarmed by the chipping away of our state Constitution, and the blatant attacks pro-privatization advocates are launching on public education," Romano said.

Vote for a Champion of Educators

Melissa Romano has demonstrated her commitment to our public school system and our children time and time again. Her campaign has over a thousand different donors with her primary base of support being educators. As someone running for the top education job in the state of Montana this speaks volumes.

Romano is a tireless, dedicated instructor

Romano will champion instituting a public preschool option, and ensure our children have access to mental health services within the school system. As a member of the state land board, she is committed to protecting our public lands. She is the voice we need to protect our children, public schools and Montana's future.

Decision could put schools at risk

The court's decision poses real risks to public education, but it’s just one of several battles in a longer war to defend public education in Montana. Attacks on our schools will not stop until we elect public school advocates at every level of government who aren’t afraid to stand up for all children.

Romano will put public schools first

...Melissa Romano has joined the calls to "Mask up Montana." She holds virtual storytime. She shares information on how to safely reopen schools. She served as our Montana Teacher of the Year. We need a superintendent who will do the job for which they are elected. Melissa Romano will put our public schools first.

Romano the right choice for Montana’s kids, schools

We need to elect a strong and effective superintendent of public instruction. Melissa Romano is an experienced, award-winning teacher. She is committed to improving our public education and supporting the public-school teachers who are the backbone of the system

Romano will restore state’s commitment to education

Montana’s public education system gives children an equitable chance for a great education. To keep it that way we need a superintendent of education who will ensure that our taxes are focused on our public schools, which, in turn, benefits all Montanans. That person is Melissa Romano.

Romano the best candidate to lead Montana’s schools

She is a strong advocate for early education. Research shows when we invest in early learners with public pre-school, those students do much better in elementary and high school. The end result is a strong economy.

Arntzen’s support for public education is a myth

In November, we have the opportunity to replace Arntzen with Melissa Romano, someone with a career teaching in Montana’s public schools. Romano will work to keep public funds in public schools and protect the health of our school children. In November, please vote for Melissa Romano, a true believer in public education.



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