In a letter to the editor of Bedford Patch last week, Bedford resident Michael McAllister announced his intention to run for School Committee this spring.
A seat opened up following Chairwoman Anne Bickford's recent announcement that she would not seek re-election after 12 years on School Committee.
McAllister, a Bedford Public Schools graduate, has more than 10 years experience as a classroom teacher at the middle school level with both Newton and Belmont public schools and currently serves as the Principal of Daniel Butler Elementary School in Belmont.
“I feel a responsibility to repay the system that gave me the solid academic start that all of our studentsdeserve,” McAllister said in a press release.
McAllister, also a parent to two children currently in Bedford schools, said he and his wife Meg, also a former student of Bedford schools "reaped the benefits that this community provided: dedicated teachers, challenging curriculums and countless extracurricular opportunities," as students.
"As we began our own family we returned to Bedford to re-engage in that support network that had served us so well as children," McAllister said in the release.
Bedford residents will vote for the open School Committee seat on Saturday, March 9, 2013.