Candidate for Regional Board of Education | 2019
I am running for reelection to the Haddam-Killingworth Board of Education, and I’d like to introduce myself and share my experience—the experience that allows me to be an effective advocate on the Board for the Killingworth community and our children.
For the last four years I have served on the BOE as Treasurer and Vice Chair, and I have chaired the Finance, Personnel and Evaluation, and Strategic Capital Planning Committees. I’ve learned a great deal and have helped make countless decisions that have contributed to community’s families and to the district’s success. We are very well positioned to take the district forward in a positive fashion.
I feel strongly about the value of a public education, because I am the product of one, right up through college – with a BA in Business from the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Oswego. I currently serve on the SUNY Oswego Foundation Board, working for accessible public education for others.
For 25 years, I worked in financial services in three national firms, holding senior management roles including Regional President of a private bank. While working, I earned my MA from Columbia University’s Teacher’s College.
Locally, I serve on the South Central Regional Water Authority Board and have chaired Killingworth projects such as the Community Conversation on Education and worked on fundraisers to benefit the Killingworth Library, the KVFC, and Youth and Family Services.
My education and my professional and board experience built competence in board leadership, strategic/business planning, personnel management, problem solving, and decision making. As a politically unaffiliated voter and a 20+ year resident, I would like to continue to use my skills to serve our community and help our district and children grow.