Joel D’Angelo

Candidate for Regional Board of Education | 2019

I would like to reintroduce myself as a candidate for the RSD 17 Board of Education. My name is Joel D’Angelo, and I am seeking reelection to the RSD 17 BoE. I have lived in Killingworth for eleven years with my wife Lisa and daughter Grace. I hold a Ph.D. in Biology earned from Wesleyan University and have been a teacher and administrator at Hopkins School in New Haven for the past 17 years. 

During my eight-year tenure on the Board, I have served as Board Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Committee and two years as Chair of the Board of Education. 

I am very proud that I have approached every decision posed to the Board with sound research and open dialog, weighing my primary responsibility to the students along with fiscal conservation. Prior to any vote that I cast, my first question has been (and will remain) ‘what is best for the students?’ That is where I believe all discussions should start. 

As a community member and parent of a third-grader at KES, I ask for your support so that I may continue the work of improving our district.  My overall goal is and will be, to ensure our students receive the best education possible to prepare them for a world that faces unprecedented challenges.