Board of Education Candidates

Karen Bresciano

Educator, administrator, advocate, parent

“I have been a university educator and administrator for over 25 years and a resident of Tolland since 2006. I am passionate about ensuring our schools have the resources for students to meet their own potential. I had the privilege of previously serving on the BOE and I am looking forward to the opportunity to continue to serve our town.”

Karen is running for a four-year term on the Board of Education.

Karen Moran

BOE Member, mom, domestic engineer

“My commitment to Tolland has grown over the years through my extensive volunteering, including 6 years of serving on the Board of Ed. I have seen firsthand that a strong public school system makes up the fabric of a community, and a strong community is an integral part of shaping our youth. Our public education system is one of Tolland’s biggest assets, as it attracts young families and sustains property values. I bring experience, mentoring and historical knowledge to the Board. I am running for office for no other reason than I care…and I hope I can count on your support.”

Karen is running for a four-year term on the Board of Education.

To see who has endorsed Karen, click here.

Jayden Regisford

Ready.To.Go

“As a 2019 Tolland graduate and active member in its wide variety of extracurriculars, I am particularly qualified to serve on Tolland’s Board of Education. It is my mission to ensure that every student gets a fair shot at their own definition of positive success!”

Jayden is running for a two-year term on the Board of Education.

Jayden introduces himself here.

Kate Howard-Bender

Mom, teacher, equity warrior

“I am uniquely qualified for this position because of my two decades as an educator. I will continue to advocate for every student in Tolland!”

Kate is running for a two-year term on the Board of Education.

Tolland News Network interviews Kate Howard-Bender. See the full interview here.

See Kate’s endorsements here.

Carl Rossow

Grandpa Taxi

“I will serve Tolland by supporting public education via the Tolland mission statement through excellence, service to others, integrity, tolerance, and empathy. All of our children deserve the best we have to offer such that each one can achieve his or her greatest potential.”

Carl is running for a two-year term on the Board of Education.

For an introduction to Carl, click here.

Dana Philbin

Mom, passionate leader, runner

“My husband and I moved to this wonderful town in 2015 specifically for the school system and the small town charm. Each and every day I have fallen more in love with Tolland.  As an Operational leader with over 25 years of Management and Human Resources experience, I am qualified to positively impact and serve our community. It would be my privilege to be involved in the forward progression of Tolland.  I’d appreciate your support!”

Dana is running for a two-year term on the Board of Education.

Dana introduces herself here.

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