BOARD OF EDUCATION

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Tammy Raccio

Chairperson

A partner with families, educators and  students for success

Tammy is currently serving her third term on the Board of Education during which time she has served on the following sub-committees:


• Wintergreen Steering Committee
• District Leadership Team
• 5 year Strategic Planning Committee
• Early Childhood Education Committee
• District Wellness Management Team
• Food Service Subcommittee
• Wallingford School Ambassador
• Presented at Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE)

Ray Ross

Vice Chairperson

Ray is serving his third term on the Board of Education. Ray is a 5th generation Wallingford resident, a graduate of Lyman Hall class of 1958, and was awarded the Wallingford Education Foundation Distinguished Alumni Award.

Ray has served the community in a variety of positions, including:

  • Executive Director of Great Connecticut Jazz Festival

  • Director of the Center Street Cemetery Association

  • Member of the Wallingford Public Celebrations Committee

  • Member of the Wallingford Veterans Memorial Parade Committee

  • Sponsor of the Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW) music program

  • Volunteer at SCOW

  • Official town photographer, with over 6000 hours documenting events for schools and other town functions.

  • Vice-President of the Wallingford Historic Preservation Trust

As a board member, Ray advocates for a strong arts curriculum; a culture of respect between parents, administrators, and teachers; updated school facilities; increased awareness and reporting of bullying; and effective uses of tax dollars.

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Marla Roscoe

Secretary

As a mom of two young boys (3 and 5) who are entering the Wallingford educational system, there is no better time for me to throw my hat into this ring. After all, I have a vested interest in their getting the best education possible, and my instinctive efforts for them can only serve to provide the best for all of Wallingford’s students.  

 

As a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a self-proclaimed lifelong learner, I am passionate about our students having a well-rounded education. I must admit that while I do not have all the answers, I promise to actively listen, and make informed decisions that have our children’s best educational interests and growth at their core.  

Over the next few months I will work diligently to demonstrate who I am, and I urge you to check out my Facebook page (Marla Roscoe for Board of Ed) and follow me on my journey!

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Rajan Doering

Rajan graduated from Sheehan High School as a Varsity Scholar in 2018 after starting his educational career in Cook Hill's preschool. He is now a student at Quinnipiac University, where he is double-majoring in Business and Public Relations.

 

Rajan has served in a variety of leadership capacities, including:

  • In the school district - STEM Steering Committee member, District Leadership Team Policy Committee member, District Wellness Committee member, One Fund Wallingford committee member, Sheehan Student Council President, Sheehan student liaison to the Board, Connecticut State Student Advisory Council on Education member

  • In the broader Wallingford community - board member and food pantry leader at the Church of the Nazarene, board member and grant allocator at the United Way, board member at WPAA, YMCA Togetherhood Committee Chairperson  

  • At Quinnipiac - Leadership Board and Social Media and Publicity committee member of the University Honors Program, Treasurer of a pro bono student-led public relations firm, and Career Development Coordinator of the Economics Club.  

Rajan wants to bring a student perspective to the Board of Education, and invites you to reach out to him at any time at 203 208 8534, www.facebook.com/doeringforboard

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Donna Regan

For over 15 years, I was involved with the Wallingford Public Schools.  I have participated in the PTO, worked book fairs, helped in classrooms, been on countless field trips and helped with field day.  But the most important part of those 15 years was acting as an advocate for my children.  I have often told my children’s teachers that it was not their job to educate my children – it was also my job.  I saw myself as part of the team in providing a solid education.  And now, as my children navigate through high school, I feel I have set them on a path to be their own advocates, with my support.

 

2021 marks the first year I don’t have a child in the school system.  I feel the need to stay connected to the school system that I’ve come to know and love. Serving on the Board of Education seems like a perfect opportunity for me to continue working in the school community.

 

The mission statement for Wallingford Public Schools is “To inspire through innovative and engaging experiences that lead all learners to pursue and discover their personal best.”

 

My 20 years in the technology industry can help achieve that mission.  I want to explore technology and tools that not only to help our students develop and embrace their unique learning styles but help teachers provide that experience. Serving on the BOE would also provide me an opportunity to listen and advocate for all the teachers working so hard for their students to succeed.