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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

Gina Albert

Gina is a former finance and accounting professional at a Big Four accounting firm and two large public companies. Over the last 15 years, Gina has been an active volunteer in several Weston town, school and youth sports organizations, including serving as WIS PTO president and Treasurer of the HES and WIS PTOs, Park Project, Weston Little League and Weston Lacrosse Club. She has three children in the school system. Gina holds bachelor’s degrees in business administration and accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Position: Board Member

Address: 24 School Road

Telephone: (203) 226-9637

Email Address: [email protected]

Member Since: November 2016

Term Expiration Date: November 2023

Committee Memberships: Finance (Chairperson), Curriculum, Negotiations, Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Community

Board Member

Victor Escandon

Victor is a Corporate Finance executive currently serving as the Chief Financial Officer for Boyden, a global talent and leadership advisory firm with more than 65 offices in over 40 countries. Prior roles in finance included firms such as Credit Suisse, First Boston, Merrill Lynch and PepsiCo. He received his MBA from The Wharton School, a master’s degree in international studies from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Boston University. Victor has three children in the Weston Public Schools

Position: Board Member

Address: 24 School Road

Email Address[email protected]

Member Since: January 2020

Term Expiration Date:

Committee Memberships: Finance, Facilities

Board Member

Ruby Hedge

Ruby is a merchandise consultant and former retail executive in global companies such as OshKosh B’Gosh, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Gap. She has been active in the PTO, served as treasurer of the Weston Food Pantry & Weston Women’s League, and was grants co-chair for the Weston Education Foundation. Ruby has two children in the Weston Public Schools and holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from George Mason University.

Position: Secretary / Treasurer

Address: 24 School Road

Telephone: (203) 557-4085

Email Address[email protected]

Member Since:  December 2018

Term Expiration Date: November 2021

Committee Memberships: Communications (Chairperson), Facilities, Finance and WEF

Board Member

Hillary Koyner

Hillary and her husband, Ira, have lived in Weston 14 years with their three children. Hillary is a former health care consulting and corporate benefits management professional. Since moving to Weston, Hillary has been active in the HES and WMS PTO, serving on the Executive Board of the WMS PTO. For the past six years, Hillary has served on the Board of Assessment Appeals and is currently Chair of the Board. Hillary is an Autism Speaks Advocacy Ambassador and is active in local special needs charitable organizations. Hillary has a BA from Brandeis University and an MPH from Yale University.

Position: Board Member

Address: 24 School Road

Telephone: (203) 644-5763

Email Address[email protected]

Member Since: January 2020

Term Expiration Date:

Committee Memberships: Finance, Facilities

Board Member

Taffy 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 County.

Position: Board Member                

Address: 24 School Road

Telephone: (203) 293-4183

Email Address: [email protected]

Member Since: March 2019

Term Expiration Date: November 2023

Committee Memberships: Communications, Curriculum (Chairperson), 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: [email protected]

Member Since: November 2017

Term Expiration Date:  November 2021

Committee Memberships:  Facilities (Chairperson), Space Feasibility, Negotiations 

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

Telephone: (203) 227-1660

Email Address: [email protected]

Member Since: January 2019

Term Expiration Date: November 2023

Committee Memberships: Negotiations, CES , and Policy (Chairperson)