Meet our Board Members

The Hamden Board of Education consists of nine members who are elected for staggered four-year terms.  No more than six members shall be from the same political party.  The Mayor shall be an ex-officio member without voting rights.

In addition to elected members, two students are selected by the Board to serve for two-year terms. Although their input is invaluable to Board discussions, student representatives do not have voting rights. Student representatives will not attend executive sessions of the Board nor have access to associated back-up material. 

View these answers to frequently asked questions to our board members.  You can contact our board members directly by clicking their names listed below. 
 

BOE

Hamden Board of Education, 2021-22

Member School Liaison

Committees

Melissa A Kaplan, Board Chair Ridge Hill School, SEPTA The Board Chair is an Ex-Officio member of all Board committees.
Réuel Parks, Secretary Helen Street School Personnel (Chair), Operations,
Goals & Evaluations
Dr. David Asbery Hamden Middle School Policy (Chair), Personnel, Equity
Siobhan Carter-David West Woods School
Shepherd Glen School
Curriculum (Chair), Personnel
Austin Cesare     Church Street School Goals & Evaluations (Chair), Policy, Finance
     
Mariam Khan Bear Path School, HHS Equity (Chair), Curriculum
Walter Morton, IV    
Kevin Shea ACES  Operations, Equity
Gary Walsh Dunbar Hill School Finance (Chair), Policy, Curriculum
     
Ayanna Iovieno HHS Senior  
     

Send a message to all Board of Education members to BoardofEducation@hamden.org