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 email. All emails 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.

BOE regular meetings are the second and fourth Monday of each month except for the month of July and when Monday is a holiday. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and take place in the main conference room of the Town Annex at 66 Prospect Street, unless otherwise noted on the meeting agenda. Special meetings are throughout the year, as needed.

Board of Education members

Left to right - Rachel Ruggeri, Douglas Silver, Carina Borgia-Drake, Jonathan Steckler, Sean McEvoy, Kathleen Holz, Kenneth Sjoberg, Elizabeth Floegel, and Margaret Stamatis.

Meet our Board

Margaret Stamatis
Board of Education Chair
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Jonathan Steckler
Vice Chair
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Carina Borgia-Drake
Secretary
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Elizabeth Floegel
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Kathleen Holz
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Sean McEvoy
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Rachel Ruggeri
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Douglas Silver
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Kenneth Sjoberg
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Please email the full Board of Education using boardofed@ridgefieldps.net.

BOE Committees and Representatives


Budget, Finance, and Operations Committee
Doug Silver, Chair 
Sean McEvoy
Rachel Ruggeri
Kenneth Sjoberg

Curriculum Committee
Kathleen Holz, Chair
Elizabeth Floegel
Rachel Ruggeri
Jonathan Steckler

Policy
Carina Drake, Chair
Sean McEvoy
Doug Silver
Kenneth Sjoberg

Strategic Planning & Advocacy
Jonathan Steckler, Chair 
Elizabeth Floegel
Kathleen Holz
Kenneth Sjoberg

Negotiations
Margaret Stamatis, Chair
Jonathan Steckler
Carina Drake

Outreach
Carina Drake, Chair

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

  • PTA Council Liaison - Kathleen Holz
  • Cooperative Educational Services (CES) Representative - Margaret Stamatis
  • Food Service and Wellness Committee Representative - Carina Drake
  • Athletic Advisory Council, Fields Scheduling, Parks & Rec Representative - To Be Determined
  • Ridgefield Education Foundation (REF) Representative - To Be Determined
  • Legislative Representative - Elizabeth Floegel
  • Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) Representative - Margaret Stamatis
  • Prevention Council  - To Be Determined
  • The Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse (RCCASSA) -  To Be Determined