Serving on the Board of Education is both a great honor and rewarding experience.
It is such a pleasure to work with the board members, the administrators and teachers, but most of all, to experience the growth of our students. Being part of the school community is a thrill, from concerts to athletics to academic awards and finally graduation. Each event allows you to witness the truly amazing talents, skills and compassion of the kids of Durham and Middlefield.
I bring to the board my experience of 51 years as a Durham resident, husband of Diane Curtis Moore, father of three RSD13 graduates, and grandfather of 10 (with four grandchildren currently in Coginchaug and two in Strong School). I have a BSE and MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering and began work for Connecticut DEP, becoming its Deputy Commissioner (1990-95). I taught Environmental Engineering and Water Resources at the University of New Haven in the evening division from 1970 to 1980. I worked for an environmental engineering consultant firm for five years and completed my professional career as Chief Administrative Officer at the Metropolitan District Commission, the water and sewer authority for greater Hartford.
I am in my sixth year on the Board of Education and have served as its chairman for five years. The BOE has had many challenges during this period, including school closing, hiring the new superintendent and two principals, and managing COVID-19, all while maintaining a lower to flat budget over the last six years.
I look forward to being able to continue to serve the district and all of our learners.
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