When students feel confident in themselves and their ability to learn and communicate, their achievements and happiness are endless. I have served as a Board of Education member for 12 years. I’m passionate about quality education using fiscal responsibility and providing opportunities for every child to pursue their dreams.
Growing up, my family’s guiding principle was to work hard, have fun and help others. After a very happy and creative childhood, I earned Bachelor of Fine Arts and M.B.A. degrees from Miami University, worked as a junior high music teacher and a Field Operations Analyst for Philips Medical Systems. Pete and I married, moved to Suffield nineteen years ago with son, Dan, and were further blessed with daughter, Madison, currently a junior in Suffield High School. All my volunteer work directly benefits children – a member of five boards; PTO President; co-chair of book fairs, Room Mother luncheons, Enrichment, Sock Hop and the Boosters Club store; Sunday School Teacher; Boy Scout Rank/Badge Coordinator; and manager or coach for various sports organizations. Currently, I volunteer as the Second Chance Shop Manager, whose profits help at risk children in the Greater Hartford area.
As a Board of Education member:
Board Member Training:
This is my list of priority initiatives to improve student outcomes. All require a thoughtful plan, effective communication and implementation, and a mechanism for feedback, evaluation and adjustments.
I have been privileged to work with and learn from every board member who served our town the past 12 years. I would be honored to serve and represent Suffield for four more years.
Join us on Thursday, April 5th from 7- 9pm at the Suffield High School auditorium to meet with the Democratic candidates for Governor. ... Read more »
Thanks to picture perfect weather we had a great turnout of Democratic candidates and lots of conversations with town voters at Suffield on the Green! Cartoonist Rick Stromoski was busy drawing inspired caricatures for kids from 5 to 15. We all saw lots of friends and met new people in Suff... Read more »
Suffield Democrats held a Summer Bash party on August 25th with almost all Democratic candidates for the November election present. We had perfect weather, a gorgeous old barn setting, fine food and music from "Rust" to keep everyone in motion. Congressman Joe Courtney was able to stop in for ... Read more »