Board Members

The Board of Education in Weston consists of seven members, not more than four can be members of the same political party. Each member of the Board of Education is elected for a four year term.

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Board Members

Board Member

David Felton

David has lived in Weston since 2001 with his wife Hilary and two sons, Jacob and Caleb.

David is the owner of Canaan Technology, a Managed Service Provider (IT Services) which he founded in 2002. At Canaan Technology, David is responsible for the development and execution of the Company’s strategy, day-to-day management, identifying and evaluating new products and services, and working closely with clients and staff during the entire project lifecycle. David is frequently called upon by trade publications to provide expert commentary and analysis of tech industry trends and events. Prior to founding Canaan Technology, David held management-level positions in the IT field at the University of Hartford, Yale University, the Hamden Public Schools, and several privately held companies.

David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Criminal Justice from the University of Hartford.

Position: Board Member

Address: 24 School Road

Email Address: davidfelton@westonps.org

Member Since:  November 2021

Term Expiration Date: November 2023

Committee Memberships:  Communications (Chair), Curriculum, CES

Board Member

Sharon Ferraro

 

Position: Board Member

Address: 24 School Road

Email Address: sharonferraro@westonps.org

Member Since:  November 2021

Term Expiration Date: November 2023

Committee Memberships: Policy, Communications, WEF

Board Member

Peter Gordon

Peter brings broad experience in the global photonics industry focusing on developing and deploying solutions to enhance human health and drive high bandwidth connectivity. He holds engineering degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and UC Santa Barbara, and a history degree from Edinburgh, Scotland University. Peter and his family enjoy living in Weston, hiking locally, gardening, horseback riding, attending Lachat Town Farm community events, skiing, and playing tennis.

Position: Board Member

Address: 24 School Road

Email Address: petergordon@westonps.org

Member Since:  November 2021

Term Expiration Date: November 2023

Committee Memberships: Finance, Facilities & Operations, Policy

Board Member

Bernadette Kingsley

Bernadette is an educator with over ten years of classroom practice and research experience focused on well-being in schools. Prior to teaching, she was a data analyst for Morgan Stanley in the Human Resource and Learning & Development departments. She and her husband Mike have two children in the Weston Public Schools. Since moving to Weston in 2017, Bernadette has served as a member of the Weston Survey Research Committee and HES PTO. She holds a Doctorate in Education Leadership and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Manhattanville College, and a B.A. in Biology from Dartmouth College.

Position: Secretary

Address: 24 School Road

Email Address: bernadettekingsley@westonps.org

Member Since:  November 2021

Term Expiration Date: November 2025

Committee Memberships: Curriculum, Negotiations, CABE

Board Member

Taffy (Stephanie) Miller

Taffy (Stephanie) Miller has recently resigned after spending 10 years as Executive Director for Trust for Learning, a national grantmaking foundation that focuses on early childhood education, and has been working in the field of strategic philanthropy for over twenty years. She maintains a private practice in philanthropic advising (Philanthropy Craft), advising a wide range of private family foundations around the country. Raised in Montreal, Taffy got her degree at McGill University and has been living in Weston for 11 years with her husband and two children. She serves as chair of the Board of Outreach at Norfield Congregational Church and is involved in community theatre in Fairfield.

Position: Board Member

Address: 24 School Road

Email Address: taffymiller@westonps.org

Member Since:

Term Expiration Date: November 2025

Committee Memberships: Curriculum (Chair), Communications, Policy

Board Member

Anthony Pesco

Tony and his family have lived in Weston for 24 years. He is a retired financial services professional with significant experience in building and leading sales and trading businesses within large financial institutions. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University and was a research scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories before embarking on a 25 year career in finance.

Position:  Chairperson

Address:  24 School Road

Email Address: anthonypesco@westonps.org

Member Since:  November 2019

Term Expiration Date: November 2023

Committee Memberships: Finance, Facilities & Operations (Chair), Negotiations (Chair)

BOARD MEMBER

Melissa Walker

Melissa is a securities lawyer and compliance professional. She works as the General Counsel of CTFN, a financial news publication. Previously, Melissa worked at Ropes & Gray, LLP, in Washington, D.C. and New York. Melissa also has served on the Board of Governors of the Weston Field Club and on the Executive Boards of the PTOs of Hurlbutt and WIS, as the Board of Education Representative, and also teaches religious education at St. Francis. She and her husband, Doug, have two children in the Weston Public Schools and have lived in Weston for 12 years. She holds a JD from The George Washington University Law School, where she was a member of The George Washington Law Review, and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in Journalism and Political Science.

Position: Vice-Chairperson

Address: 24 School Road

Email Address: melissawalker@westonps.org

Member Since: January 2019

Term Expiration Date: November 2023

Committee Memberships: Policy (Chair), Finance, Facilities & Operations, Negotiations