East Windsor Board of Education Profile: Jagruti Patel

EAST WINDSOR — A resident of East Windsor, Jagruti Patel is running for a seat on the school Board. She says that the current pandemic has posed a number of challenged for the school community, and as a Board member she plans to tackle the biggest one of them all first – training and equipping teachers to better handle the virtual mode of education.

Read below to learn more about Patel and her platform for the upcoming elections in East Windsor.

Name – Jagruti Patel

Age (as of Election Day) – 49

Position Sought –

East Windsor School Board member

Does anyone in your family work in politics or government? Yes – I worked for Federal Agency

Education –

B.S.in Accounting

Occupation –

Auditor for over 25 years

Previous or Current Elected or Appointed Office –

Current – 17 years on East Windsor Planning Board

Why are you seeking elective

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Windsor Board of Education names interim superintendent

Terrell Hill has been named Windsor’s interim schools superintendent.

He will take over for Craig Cooke, who is leaving to become schools superintendent in Madison. Cooke will leave in early November and Hill will assume his duties on Oct. 26, according to the Windsor Board of Education, which voted 8 to 1 to name him to the position earlier this week.

Hill has served as assistant superintendent for human resources since 2014.

Hill, who lives in town, has had two children graduate from Windsor High School and a third is now a freshman there, said Friday that he plans to apply for the permanent position when the time comes.

“It’s a place that has burned its way into my heart,” he said. “This is my home.”

The board of education will conduct a national search for Cooke’s replacement. Cooke was assistant superintendent for human resources in Windsor for four years

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2021 CT Teacher of the Year and Paraeducator of the Year both hail from same Windsor school

WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH) — Governor Ned Lamont and state Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona were in Windsor Friday morning to make a special announcement.

Rochelle Brown was named Connecticut’s 2021 Teacher of the Year, and Maria Sau was named the 2021 Anne Marie Murphy Paraeducator of the Year. Both are teachers at Windsor’s Poquonock School. 

“What a proud moment for Windsor Public Schools and Poquonock School,” Commissioner Cardona exclaimed.

The gym at Poquonock was filled with excitement — and celebration. The two received a standing ovation from their school community when the announcement was made.

“It is amazing that for the first time ever, Connecticut’s Teacher of the Year and Paraeducator of the Year both happen to come from the same school,” said Governor Lamont. “Ms. Brown and Mrs. Sau have both dedicated themselves to their students, and I cannot applaud them enough for the services they provide.”

Brown – a

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