Hi my name is John Bunting, I am married to Amanda and we have two really cool kids – Jasmine and Micah. Jasmine is now 14 and in her first year at college and we are seeing some awesome results as a result of the learning skills she developed in her two years at Amesbury. Micah will join the school in a few months and we (he) cant wait to be involved with the school on daily basis once more.
I have had the privilege of serving on the Amesbury BOT since it’s first year of operation in 2012 and as Deputy Chair since late 2014. Being on the BOT has been an incredibly fulfilling time and a journey I hope to continue. Amesbury School is unique and special in how it cares for, educates and grows our children.
I also absolutely believe as a parent in the need to work in with our school and the staff to ensure we were making the right progress on student achievement and setting up our kids for their best possible futures.
The last five years has really driven home to me how important the role of the Board is and how important it is that we as parents get involved in our schools. Being on the board has opened up a real passion in me to be consistently involved in my children’s education – be that in their homework, camps, sports, and special events or on the Board. Being on the sidelines is not an option.
Another point being on the board has driven home to me is we must be passionate about our children’s level of achievement and how they are learning. Amesbury School is a real jewel and is already making a difference in the lives of our children and our community. Achievement levels are important across all our students not just those at the very top or bottom – all must be able to learn to the maximum of their abilities.
We are running a very different approach to learning and as such must keep a close eye on how we are doing. In our staff we already have the professionals that are committed to this and our job on the board is support them, keep on checking in with progress being made (Is it on track? Do we need to change or adjust?) And facilitate an environment in which they can deliver the best possible learning environments for our children on a consistent basis.Email: [email protected]