WESTFORD — WestfordCAT reached out to each candidate running in the Annual Town Election. Candidates were given the same exact questions and were encouraged to answer them how they saw fit.
Alesia Raczelowski is running for election for one of two open Board of Health seats.
Experience and Education
Raczelowski holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Kinesiology, Physical Education and Health from Liberty University. She also holds a Master of Science in Kinesiology and Secondary Ed. Pedagogy from Fresno Pacific University.
She is a physical education teacher at Shrewsbury High School and a former Westford Recreation Department tennis instructor and a former physical education teacher for Methuen High School.
She is CPR, First Aid and AED certified.
Raczelowski is a former Westford Academy varsity athlete and a Division I collegiate athlete.
“My background in health and wellness as well as my passion for healthy living, gives me a unique and honest perspective which will be a valuable addition to the Westford Board of Health,” she told WestfordCAT.
Past/Present Municipal Experience
Volunteer Participation/Community Involvement
She volunteered in Westford Public Schools (Robinson Elementary School, John A. Crisafulli School, and Stonybrook Middle School) as a student teacher. She says she was responsible for “classroom management and implementation of physical education curriculum.”
Raczelowski also attended Town Meetings and events including 5K runs, the Westford Academy Holiday Bazaar and the Community Farmers Market
She has also volunteered for Habitat for Humanity.
What should voters know about you?
“I have spent the last decade working in education with students in grades K-12 as well as with adults of varying ages,” she said.
She continued, “I have seen the global fast-paced health decline and I’d like to see positive change come especially in our hometown. Maintaining health, wellness, and positive community connections is crucial for all individuals within the Westford Community.”
Why do you believe voters should choose you?
“I am a young, energetic, and honest individual who is passionate about health and wellness. If elected, I would offer valuable input, especially from the millennial generation, she said.”
She continued, “in order for current as well as future generations within our town to experience successful and fulfilling lives, they need to be healthy. As someone who models healthy living, is employed in a health-related field and likes to learn and work with people, I believe I am well suited for the position.”
If (re)elected, what impact do you hope to make?
“If elected, I will support and promote Westford programs that assist our community members in making better choices that promote overall health, wellness, and success,” she said.
“As someone who has not only been a student and educator in the Westford schools, but also has a burning passion to see youth and adults alike live healthy, active, and fulfilled lives, I firmly believe it is time for me to give back and serve the community I have been in for the last 25 years of my life.”
Candidates were offered the opportunity to record a two to five-minute Candidate’s Minute with WestfordCAT. Raczelowski was unable to record a Candidate’s Minute at the time of reporting.
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