Elechi Kadete announces candidacy for School Committee
From the Elechi Kadete campaign, Sept. 27: Elechi Kadete is pleased to announce that he is running for Cambridge School Committee.
Kadete’s goals are to raise academic expectations for all students and make the public school system one of the best-performing urban school systems in the country. Kadete is in touch with Cambridge youth and feels he can bring fresh ideas and new perspectives to the Cambridge School Committee.
Kadete is devoted to improved education opportunities for all Cambridge children. As a Cambridge student Kadete studied with children from all walks of life and saw their numerous and varied struggles. He also saw how it affected their ability to get a higher education.
“The city has the resources. There is no reason why our public school system should not be the best in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The School Committee needs new members who are willing to refocus on the mission of educating all students. If I am elected to the Cambridge School Committee, I will do that,” Kadete said.
Elechi was born in Tanzania, East Africa. He came to Cambridge when he was 4 and got his entire elementary and high school education in the Cambridge Public School System. He attended the then Joseph Maynard Elementary School, Mariah Baldwin School and Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School. For college he first attended Green Mountain College in Vermont, then transferred to Brandeis University, from which he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business with a minor in politics in the Class of 2012.
Elechi works in Cambridge at Millennium Pharmaceuticals in the University Park area.