BOARD OF EDUCATION

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Karen Hlavac, Chair

BS, University of the State of New York, Regents College; Master of Public Health, University of Connecticut; Registered Nurse

 

Karen strives to provide a quality education for every child while maintaining fiscal responsibility; to ensure a safe learning environment; to promote collaborations and communication with parents, teachers, administrators and the public.

Wallingford Board of Education member for thirteen years; past Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the Board; member and past Vice-Chairperson of the State of Connecticut Council on Developmental Services; served on the Connecticut State Advisory Council on Special Education and as a member and Co-Chairperson of the Connecticut Family Support Council; three children educated entirely through the Wallingford Public Schools.

Autumn Allinson

Autumn is serving her first term on the Board of Education. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erin Corso

Erin is a Wallingford resident, graduate of our schools, former tenured teacher in Wallingford, and now a parent of children attending our schools.  

She works for innovative and creative programming, engaging professional development, BOE transparency and meaningful communication, and fiscal responsibility.  

Tammy Raccio

A partner with families, educators and  students for success

Tammy is currently serving her second 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)

For more information, please visit Tammy's website https://tammyraccio4boe.com/education-boe-experience

 

Ray Ross

Ray is serving his first 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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