Long time education board member prepares for resignation

It is with regret that effective Sept. 1, I will submit my resignation to the city clerk's office for my seat of the Shelton BoE. While I've held this seat for almost 16 years, my involvement began on my daughter's first day of Kindergarten at Booth Hill School.

As some of you may know, my reason is to deal with a pressing family health issue which requires almost all of my time at the moment. My husband has been diagnosed with rapid onset Alzheimer’s Disease. As a result, my family and I felt it would be in the best interest of my husband to move to Massachusetts in order to be closer to my daughters and their families. As a result, we made the decision to put our house on the market and it sold much more quickly than we expected.

If I may Mr. Chairman, I would like to not only reflect back but to thank all that have supported me during my time on the BoE. Also as a parent, I'd like to thank every teacher, Principal, and staff member that somehow touched the lives of our family over the years while we have lived in Shelton.

Please know that I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to serve with all of you on this board and my board on CES. Its been a privilege and an honor. As you have all heard me say multiple times over the years, you all bring something different to the table, are tremendously talented and I am honored to have worked with you in the best interest of our school system and the kids.

Rest assured that I will always champion the cause of supporting public education no matter where I may reside.