School Committee Candidate: Erin Mueller


Candidate Statement:

Hello Wayland, My name is Erin Mueller, I am a candidate for School Committee and I’m asking for your vote on April 25th.

My husband, Bryan, and I moved to Wayland in 2006 prior to having our three children. We tirelessly searched for a home in Wayland due to the excellent reputation of our school system.

The reputation has certainly lived up to its promise as Wayland is one of the top school districts in Massachusetts. The foundation of the Wayland School District is strong. I acknowledge our current environment and will work tirelessly together to improve on the success we have already achieved, unite our community and forge our path forward.

As an active Wayland resident for 17 years I have a unique perspective that combines a multi-generational pulse on community needs, three children that will soon span high school, middle school, and elementary school and a reputation for being a trusted sounding board amongst my peers. I hold this responsibility in the highest regard, and it is what drives my campaign for School Committee.

My family and I continue to find ways to give back to the programs, services, teams and schools that connect us to our community. Serving on the board for the Wayland Public Schools Foundation for the past five years I have gained valuable insight into the demands on the school budget and the needs of our educators. Annually, Wayland teachers submit grant requests geared toward enriching the core curriculum, providing new technology, and cutting edge programs that would otherwise go unfunded. I am proud to be part of the solution in coordinating events to raise awareness and donations, alongside networking with our educators to serve as a resource during the grant process. I am also actively involved in school and community initiatives including serving as a room parent, library volunteer, 5th grade activities coordinator, compost educator and “Just Like Me” program volunteer. I co-coordinated the DCF Holiday Gift drive, founded the Happy Hollow “Spirit Wear” program, fundraised for Wayland Youth Lacrosse, and chaperoned the Nashoba Ski Program. In short, when there is a need I show up and get the job done.

Professionally, I have more than 20 years of sales, marketing, recruiting, executive level business and management experience. With several years of professional management experience, I am adept at forging collaborative working relationships, inspiring critical thinking, constructively evaluating information and building consensus.

I currently provide management consulting for a pediatric neurologist in the Boston area whose innovative practice focuses on serving the neuro-diverse population in a collaborative multi-disciplinary care setting.

I am running for the Wayland School Committee to support students, families, teachers, and
administrators of the Wayland Public Schools.

What I bring is:

  • Action-oriented and results-driven approach
  • Extensive experience in business development which will complement the existing board and foster strong collaboration
  • Enthusiasm and skillset to anticipate the needs of our district and unite team members to
    achieve our common goals
  • Perspective that will lead to successful committee decisions
  • Commitment to sensible policy, responsible hiring practices and fiscal responsibility

My promise to the Wayland community is that I will ask the hard questions, carefully consider all information, and work transparently to develop solutions that provide a high quality education to each student.

I invite you to visit my website to learn more about me, ways to support my campaign and to connect.

I am Erin Mueller and I am asking for your vote on Tuesday April 25th for School Committee.

Thank you!