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 7:30 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.

Meet our Board

Pictured (left to right) is Corina Borgia-Drake, James Keidel, Sharon D'Orso, Frances Walton, Kathleen Holz, Tracey O'Connor, Jonathan Steckler, and Margaret Stamatis (not pictured, Doug Silver).

School Board Members

Please email the full Board of Education using boardofed@ridgefieldps.net.

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
    Jonathan Steckler

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

    Strategic Planning & Advocacy
    Chair, Margaret Stamatis
    Kathleen Hotz
    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