Gloria Pascual is a candidate for the Framingham School Committee, running to help Framingham support all our children. She believes that the entire community benefits from excellent schools, and she wants to be at the table to ensure that every student receives the resources and support he or she needs to learn, grow, and be successful. 

As Framingham transitions to a city, parents are expressing concerns over equity of services, the need for staff diversity, and increasing class sizes. As a member of the School Committee, Gloria will advocate for evidence-based programming, strategic planning, equitable policies and curriculum, developing strategies for hiring diverse staff members, and maintaining smaller class sizes to benefit all our students.


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  • jude glaubman endorsed

    “Gloria Pascual is smart, dedicated and gets things done. She has been a strong advocate for children her entire career and will fight for the wellbeing of every child in Framingham.”

  • Naomi Pinson endorsed

    “I first knew Gloria Pascual as my neighbor’s child, one of Ada’s large brood. She was a polite and sunny girl, with sparkly eyes and chubby cheeks who moved so fast I never really had a conversation with her. I lost track of the family as we do, trying to keep on top of caring for my own. Next I found that Gloria was all grown up, had a Master’s degree in sociology from University of Massachusetts in Boston, and had been mentored by my very own professor, Dr. Susan Gore. Several years went by. I saw Gloria then as a young mother, her handsome husband by her side, holding the hand of a daughter, a daughter whose features looked very much like her grandmother Ada. Then came a handsome brother and son. Her family of origin, Puerto Rican, African American, Hopi, and Caucasian, don’t just metaphorically embrace diversity, they live it, with all of the strength, pain, struggle, rewards and exhilaration this entails. Gloria Pascual has overcome and will continue to overcome much of the prejudices and discrimination that our society throws women of color, a women whose dominant heritage is proudly Puerto Rican, a woman whose families burgeon and grown under the weight of their successes and failures, of societies successes and failures. Gloria is a proud parent who sat with her child’s Individual Education Plan, several times a year, to ensure that not only were those plans good, but that they would be implemented. So she knows the public education system like the back of her hand. She knows how to get results from our often unwieldy and unresponsive, and often undereducated system. She knows how to identify at the core what kinds of skills and abilities our children (yes, they are your children too, even if you chose not to “have” one!) who are facing a future that appears at once threatening and marvelous. Gloria has always been a community minded person, one who works for and stands with others, your child and mine, regardless of their race or social class. Her open, curious mind means that she is an innovator who is willing to try and then, to try again. I cannot urge you strongly enough to vote for Gloria Pascual for School Committee member.”

  • Elyse Zheng endorsed

    “I support Gloria Pascual because she is invested in our childrens' future. She is interested in seeing results for all students, and wants to use data to drive our decisions. She works for Framingham in town meeting and school PTOs. A mother of students in Framingham schools, she sees the daily strengths and weaknesses in our district and is willing to talk to all constituents about their ideas and take action to make our district successful for our students.”

July 25, 2017

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • jude glaubman endorsed

    “Gloria Pascual is smart, dedicated and gets things done. She has been a strong advocate for children her entire career and will fight for the wellbeing of every child in Framingham.”

  • Naomi Pinson endorsed

    “I first knew Gloria Pascual as my neighbor’s child, one of Ada’s large brood. She was a polite and sunny girl, with sparkly eyes and chubby cheeks who moved so fast I never really had a conversation with her. I lost track of the family as we do, trying to keep on top of caring for my own. Next I found that Gloria was all grown up, had a Master’s degree in sociology from University of Massachusetts in Boston, and had been mentored by my very own professor, Dr. Susan Gore. Several years went by. I saw Gloria then as a young mother, her handsome husband by her side, holding the hand of a daughter, a daughter whose features looked very much like her grandmother Ada. Then came a handsome brother and son. Her family of origin, Puerto Rican, African American, Hopi, and Caucasian, don’t just metaphorically embrace diversity, they live it, with all of the strength, pain, struggle, rewards and exhilaration this entails. Gloria Pascual has overcome and will continue to overcome much of the prejudices and discrimination that our society throws women of color, a women whose dominant heritage is proudly Puerto Rican, a woman whose families burgeon and grown under the weight of their successes and failures, of societies successes and failures. Gloria is a proud parent who sat with her child’s Individual Education Plan, several times a year, to ensure that not only were those plans good, but that they would be implemented. So she knows the public education system like the back of her hand. She knows how to get results from our often unwieldy and unresponsive, and often undereducated system. She knows how to identify at the core what kinds of skills and abilities our children (yes, they are your children too, even if you chose not to “have” one!) who are facing a future that appears at once threatening and marvelous. Gloria has always been a community minded person, one who works for and stands with others, your child and mine, regardless of their race or social class. Her open, curious mind means that she is an innovator who is willing to try and then, to try again. I cannot urge you strongly enough to vote for Gloria Pascual for School Committee member.”

  • Gwendolyn Holbrow endorsed

  • Oscar Cabrera endorsed

  • Elyse Zheng endorsed

    “I support Gloria Pascual because she is invested in our childrens' future. She is interested in seeing results for all students, and wants to use data to drive our decisions. She works for Framingham in town meeting and school PTOs. A mother of students in Framingham schools, she sees the daily strengths and weaknesses in our district and is willing to talk to all constituents about their ideas and take action to make our district successful for our students.”