Candidates running for the Hebron town Board of Education

By Melanie Savage - Staff Writer
Hebron - posted Tue., Oct. 29, 2013
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There are three candidates running on the Democratic ticket for the town of Hebron’s Board of Education on Nov. 5. There are no Republican candidates running for this board.

Ramon W. Bieri (D): Bieri is the owner of AgeWell Health, LLC, and currently serves as secretary for the Hebron Democratic Town Committee. He has served two terms as the chair of University City Educational Foundation. Bieri holds an A.S. in human biology from S.D. Mesa CC and a B.S. in kinesiology, San Diego. Bieri has served locally as a volunteer Hebron soccer coach.  He has also served on the Board of Directors for the American Kinesiotherapy Association, and is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine. Bieri believes a great educational system fosters creative minds and builds a strong foundation for our community and society. As a member of the Board of Education, he will contribute to the development of building strong relationships with Hebron's teachers, administrators and parents to maintain our schools and their high academic integrity.

Carol A. Connolly (D): Connolly is committed to serving the Hebron community and pledges to: (1) promote world-class education for our children, (2) work with the school administration to ensure our schools are safe, (3) promote early childhood education, (4) support teachers and paraprofessionals, and (5) invest in new technology through grant funding. Connolly believes in the three Ts – trust, teamwork, and transparency. She is the proud mother to two sons, Sean and Brendan. She is also a lawyer, an Army wife, and currently the vice president of the Hebron Education Foundation, a non-profit organization in town, which she co-founded. Connolly is currently an in-house attorney at Pratt & Whitney and a member of the Church of the Holy Family. Previously, she was an Assistant Attorney General for the District of Columbia, an adjunct lecturer at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, a public defender in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and a special assistant to the press department in the White House.

Erica E. Bromley (D): Bromley is the director of the Youth Service Bureau and has held this position for 14 years in two municipalities (currently in Manchester, prior to that in Windsor Locks). She is the current vice president of the Connecticut Youth Services Association representing more than 100 youth service bureaus across the state. Bromley has extensive experience and works with the State Department of Education as well as with local school districts. Bromley's educational background includes a master's degree in social work. She has knowledge of, experience in, and passion for working with children and their families.  Bromley was the RHAM youth girls' lacrosse coordinator for more than seven years.

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