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.
Legal Notice To enrolled members of the Democratic Party of the Town of Suffield, Connecticut Pursuant to the Rules of the Democratic Party and State election laws, you are hereby notified that a caucus will be held on July 22, 2019, at 7:00 pm, at the Suffield Volunteer Ambulance Association,... Read more »
With the November elections around the corner, the Suffield Democratic Town Committee is seeking people who are interested in serving in town government. Any registered Democrat interested in running for the Board of Selectman, Board of Finance, Board of Education, Planning and Zoning Commission,... Read more »
Several non-elected boards and commissions have openings. Anyone interested in being appointed should submit a cover letter and resume at any time for consideration. As of June 1st there are openings on the Library Commission, Social Services Commission, Historic District Commission, Charter Re... Read more »