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New Officers Elected to New Canaan Public Schools Board of Education

New Officers Elected to New Canaan Public Schools Board of Education

New BOE Officers

Newly elected New Canaan Public Schools Board of Education officers (pictured left-right:)
Jennifer Richardson, Secretary; Katrina Parkhill, Chair; Brendan Hayes, Vice chair.

 

At the November 18, 2019, Board of Education meeting to elect new officers, held at the Wagner Room at NCHS, the BOE unanimously elected Katrina Parkhill as BOE Chair; Brendan Hayes as BOE Vice Chair, and Jennifer Richardson as BOE Secretary. First Selectman Kevin Moynihan officiated the election.

Katrina Parkhill has been a member of the Board of Education since 2017 and has served on the Governance Committee and the Communications Committee. A resident of New Canaan since 2006, Ms. Parkhill has three children currently attending the New Canaan Public Schools and has been an active volunteer in the New Canaan community. Ms. Parkhill has been an active volunteer in the New Canaan community. She was the President of the West Elementary School Parent Teacher Council and has held Board level positions within the New Canaan Winter Club, First Presbyterian Nursery School and the Newcomers Club of New Canaan.

Brendan Hayes has been a member of the BOE since 2015 and served at BOE Chair last year. He also served on the Resources and Agenda Planning Committees. He is a finance leader, and, as a board member, has been a consistent advocate throughout the board’s budget process. He and his wife Ainsley have 3 sons and have lived in New Canaan for eleven years.

Jennifer Richardson was elected as BOE Secretary for her fourth consecutive term. She has also served on the Communications and Agenda Planning Committees She is the parent of four children, two currently enrolled in New Canaan Public Schools, and two New Canaan High School graduates, Class of 2018 and 2019. Prior to joining the BOE, Ms. Richardson served as Saxe Middle School’s Parent Teacher Council President and continues to be an active member and volunteer for the New Canaan High School’s Parent Faculty Association. Additionally, she has co-chaired the NCSF Color Run and the Senior Post Prom event and is, herself, a graduate of New Canaan High School.

Including the Board officers, the full New Canaan Board of Education consists of Dionna Carlson, Carl Gardiner, Bob Naughton, Penny Rashin, Julie Reeves, and Sheri West.