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Letter to the Community from Christina Skinner, Candidate for Bronxville School Board

Dear neighbors,

I hope this message finds you all enjoying the beautiful spring season in Bronxville.  I am writing to ask for your support in the upcoming School Board election on May 16th.  As a School Board candidate and a resident of Bronxville, I would be honored to have your vote.  The election will take place at the School or you can apply to request an absentee ballot.

As a vetted and endorsed candidate of the Bronxville Non-Partisan Committee (“NPC”), I would welcome the opportunity to serve our community.  Several friends and neighbors have asked me why the seat I am running for is contested while the other seat only has one candidate.  It’s important to note that the School Board election process in Bronxville is unique, as candidates must select the trustee seat they are running for.  This year, the seat I’m running for is contested, which is why it’s crucial that we have a high voter turnout.

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a mom of four children (Emma is in 3rd, William in 1st, George is in the 4’s at RCNS, and Jack in the 3’s at RCNS).  My husband is Will; we met in college.  We have lived in Bronxville since 2018 (though before a stint in London we also lived in the Bronxville PO, Mt. Vernon Schools, from 2014-2016).  As a family we’ve been active in our community in a range of areas, including attending St. Joe’s Church (where I also teach CCD), as members of the Bronxville Field Club, and in the course of volunteering as a class parent.

I think Bronxville is one of—if not the best—places in America to raise kids and find community.  For that reason, I am thrilled to be considered for the School Board and put my background in public policy, law, and academia to good use in service of our town.

If elected, I intend to leverage my professional experience to serve the Board’s needs navigating financial, legal, and student-oriented challenges for the next three years.  I’m a law professor with an appointment in a business school—The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.   In that capacity, I teach and mentor undergraduates, MBAs, and law students, serve on academic committees, publish in academic journals, advise central banks and national legislatures, and regularly speak to the financial press. 

The upshot of this professional background is that my deep experience as an academic makes me attuned to, and familiar with, the dynamics of and challenges presented to an elite institution like the Bronxville School.  My work in policy and government gives me a depth of experience with institutional governance and public finance.  My career-path has always been international; and so I am also well aware of the global environment through which our students will need to navigate their careers.  I am a strong communicator, and can thus continue the excellent tradition of transparency from the Board to the community.

On a personal note, I’m a first generation American—my father was born in Cuba—and I have always felt strongly about the value of diverse perspectives and viewpoints.  I am an ardent believer in the importance of education together with grit, which allows students to harness their individual talents to pursue meaningful purpose.  For these reasons, I have tremendous respect for the language in the Bronxville Promise and am committed to fortifying it further.  

Thank you for taking the time to read a bit more about my background and motivation for running for the School Board.  I’d be pleased to speak to you at any point about my candidacy.  Don’t hesitate to reach out:  914-705-2213 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In closing, I’d like to also express my support for Sara Kenny, also running for School Board.  Sara has an unparalleled knowledge of the School and impressive background in her own right.  I hope you’ll also find the chance to know Sara better and support her in the election.

My best,

Christina Skinner

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Bronxville Overview

Bronxville is a quaint village (one square mile) located just 16 miles north of midtown Manhattan (roughly 30 minutes on the train) and has a population of approximately 6,500. It is known as a premier community with an excellent public school (K-12) and easy access to Manhattan. Bronxville offers many amenities including an attractive business district, a hospital (Lawrence Hospital), public paddle and tennis courts, fine dining at local restaurants, two private country clubs and a community library.

While the earliest settlers of Bronxville date back to the first half of the 18th century, the history of the modern suburb of Bronxville began in 1890 when William Van Duzer Lawrence purchased a farm and commissioned the architect, William A. Bates, to design a planned community of houses for well-known artists and professionals that became a thriving art colony. This community, now called Lawrence Park, is listed on the National register of Historic Places and many of the homes still have artists’ studios. A neighborhood association within Lawrence Park called “The Hilltop Association” keeps this heritage alive with art shows and other events for neighbors.

Bronxville offers many charming neighborhoods as well as a variety of living options for residents including single family homes, town houses, cooperatives and condominiums. One of the chief benefits of living in “the village” is that your children can attend the Bronxville School.

The Bronxville postal zone (10708, known as “Bronxville PO”) includes the village of Bronxville as well as the Chester Heights section of Eastchester, parts of Tuckahoe and the Lawrence Park West, Cedar Knolls, Armour Villa and Longvale sections of Yonkers. Many of these areas have their own distinct character. For instance, the Armour Villa section has many historic homes and even has its own newsletter called “The Villa Voice” which reports on neighborhood news.

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