Jeannette Brodeur

Resident for how long: 12 years

Married: Todd Brodeur

Children: Three children. Lauren, 21, Aaron, 18, and Jillian, 15

Occupation: Editor

Schooling: Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Southern CT State University, Connecticut State Scholar 1985-1989

Experience: Plymouth/Terryville Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) member from 2006 to present. SEPTA secretary from 2010-2012. SEPTA President from 2013-2016. Member of the Plymouth Democratic Town Committee since 2014, served as PDTC secretary since 2015. Appointed as a member of the Plymouth Library Board in June 2016.

Participated in the Connecticut Parent Advocacy Program at Northwestern Connecticut Community College in Winsted. Chosen by the Superintendent of Schools Dr. Martin J. Semmel to serve on the school district’s search committee to interview candidates for a new Special Education Director. Served as the chairman of the school district’s Reflections program, a national PTA program which promotes the arts in schools. Parent volunteer for the FOCUS Center for Autism in Canton and mentor volunteer for the Jewish Coalition for Literacy in the New Haven Public Schools.

Goals: I want to see us make strides as a district by offering innovative programs and curriculum. We need to be as creative as we can within the confines of our budget. I want to encourage all of our district staff to offer ideas and suggestions on how to do this. Our teachers and our aides are the ones who are there in the classrooms every day with our students. I would love to get their input on what we need to do to make our schools better. It’s time to think outside of the box. I’m going to do my very best to help all of the students in this district to succeed. I want to work together with all of our board members to help our district shine. It’s not about party politics. It’s about helping our children.

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