I’m running for the Board of Education because a solid public school education is basic to producing the future citizens we need, and the Board of Education is instrumental in that goal.
I support transparency in BoE actions and encourage students to maximize educational achievement. I also support measures to recover the lost learning time from the past year such as short-term tutoring for students as appropriate.
I am a graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland and spent my first career in the U.S. Navy. After various tours of duty including command of a nuclear submarine and two tours at the Pentagon, I retired with the rank of Captain.
I attended the George Washington University Law School at night, and upon retirement from the Navy, worked in the Washington D.C. office of the law firm, Winston and Strawn. After serving briefly as Deputy Inspector General of the Peace Corps at the Headquarters in the nation’s capitol, I returned to Connecticut and worked as an attorney and Vice President at a company in Waterford.
I was a substitute teacher in various subjects in public schools in the Stonington and Mystic area and taught geometry for 1.5 years at St Bernard High School in Montville, Ct,
I served as Executive Director of the Connecticut Early Music Society for over a dozen years, organizing the annual Connecticut Early Music Festival. In that capacity, I brought music programs into a number of local and New London schools.
I sing or have sung in various groups in the region including the Westerly Chorus, the chorus of the Saltmarsh Opera and the Stonington Madrigals Singers. I have been involved in prison ministry including the Alpha Course and the Kairos prison ministry in Corrigan and Radgowski prisons in Montville. This work also involved some one-on-one mentoring of inmates during their final year of imprisonment.
My wife, Roberta, and I have three grown children and we live in Stonington, Connecticut.