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.
|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|
|Crystal Dailey||Goals & Evaluations (Chair)|
|Peter Downhour||Curriculum (Chair), Finance, Goals & Evals|
|Mariam Khan||Bear Path School, HHS||Equity (Chair), Curriculum|
|Walter Morton, IV||Finance (Chair), Operations, Personnel|
|Kevin Shea||HCLC||ACES, Operations, Equity|
|Gary Walsh||Dunbar Hill School||Curriculum, Operations (Chair), Policy|
|Mark Hu||HHS Junior|