Ridgefield Public Schools
Our shared purpose is to provide highly engaging, relevant and personalized learning
for ALL members of the community

Our Board of Education

The Ridgefield Public Schools Board of Education is proud of its educational program and the high standards set for our students, faculty, and support staff and is committed to improving communication between the school system and the residents of Ridgefield. We welcome your suggestions for information you would like to see on our website and encourage your involvement in our schools. Working together, we can ensure the successful future of our schools.

If you'd like to contact an individual member or the full board, you are welcome to send an e-mail. All e-mails sent to the Board of Education or individual members are discoverable and not private.

Ridgefield Public Schools operates within our adopted acceptable use policy, responsible use, digital citizenship, and ethical standards.

    The BOE meetings are at the Town Annex in the main conference room next to the Ridgefield Public Schools offices at 70 Prospect Street, unless otherwise noted on the meeting agenda.

    Meet our Board

    Frances Walton
    Board of Education Chair
    Term Expires: 2019
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    Doug Silver
    Vice Chair
    Term Expires: 2021
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    Margaret Stamatis
    Secretary
    Term Expires: 2021
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    James Keidel
    Term Expires: 2019
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    Tracey O'Connor
    Term Expires: 2019
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    Sharon D'Orso
    Term Expires: 2019
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    Carina Borgia-Drake
    Term Expires: 2021
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    Kathleen Holz
    Term Expires: 2021
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    Jonathan Steckler
    Term Expires: 2019
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    BOE Committees and Representatives


      Budget & Finance
      Chair, Doug Silver
      Tracey O'Connor
      Jonathan Steckler

      Policy
      Chair, Sharon D'Orso
      Kathleen Holz
      Carina Borgia Drake

      Strategic Planning & Advocacy
      Chair, Margaret Stamatis
      Doug Silver
      Sharon D'Orso

      Negotiations
      Chair, James Keidel
      Tracey o'Connor
      Margaret Stamatis

      The Board of Education provides representation on the following town-wide committees:

      • PTA Council Liaison - Sharon D’Orso
      • Cooperative Educational Services (CES) Representative - Carina Borgia Drake
      • Food Service and Wellness Committee Representative - Tracey O’Connor
      • Athletic Advisory Council, Fields Scheduling, Parks & Rec Representative - Margaret Stamatis
      • Ridgefield Education Foundation (REF) Representative - TBA
      • Legislative Representative - James Keidel
      • Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) Representative - Doug Silver
      • Prevention Council  - TBD
      • The Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse (RCCASSA) -  Kathleen Holz