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Board of Education Members

Meagan Albert

Meagan Albert

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My name is Meagan Albert and I born and raised in Connecticut and have settled in New Hartford with my husband and two young children. I graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in Animal Science and am a local real estate broker, real estate investor and small business owner. I’m honored to have the opportunity to take on an active role in my community to ensure safety and a strong educational foundation for our children.  

Thomas Buzzi

Thomas Buzzi

Titles: BOE Vice-Chair
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My wife, Robin, and I moved to New Hartford with our family in 2007. We raised three children through the Torrington Public School system, and have a child at R7. I attended the US Military Academy at West Point and received a degree in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. I am the President of Ralph Camputaro & Son Excavating, Inc. in North Branford, CT. Regarding education, I feel strongly that the strength of a community starts with its educational system. A great educational system builds a strong, sustainable, and safe community. A valuable, marketable education is the cornerstone of a functioning, prosperous society. I recognize the need to tax responsibly, and I will always advocate for our educational system and the wise use of those tax dollars to promote the future and safety of our students.

Timothy Klepps

Timothy Klepps

Titles: BOE Chair
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My wife, Marissa, and I have lived in New Hartford since 2008 and have three children who are either currently enrolled in, or have graduated from, New Hartford Public Schools. I was born and raised in Litchfield County and am a graduate of the University of Connecticut. Professionally, I serve as a Construction Executive with a North American-based, international construction services company where I am accountable for the management and guidance of building projects ranging from a couple-million to $100+M. I have chosen to be a Board of Education member to preserve the educational system that attracted my wife and I to New Hartford. I firmly believe that the BOE should manage a responsible budget that, at a minimum maintains, but, strives to improve our facilities, technology, safety and security, inclusiveness and, most importantly, the educational standard offered. I am honored to serve on the Board of Education and am motivated to provide each child with the best education possible to establish a solid foundation for their future success.

Penny Miller

Penny Miller

Titles: Secretary
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Randy and I moved from East Orleans, Mass. to New Hartford in 2006 to take care of our new grandson Dylan. In 2008 our granddaughter, Olivia, was born. I attended school in East Longmeadow, MA and graduated from Bay Path College in Longmeadow with a degree in Business Administration. I worked at Hamilton Sundstrand as a Financial Control Analyst in the Graphics Department. In addition to the New Hartford Board of Education, I currently serve on the board of Stanclift Cove Authority, the New Hartford Commission on Aging and am the Recording Secretary for the New Hartford Board of Finance. I started as a library volunteer in the New Hartford Public Schools when Dylan started Kindergarten at Bakerville School. Dylan is now at Region 7; Olivia is in 6th grade and I can be found volunteering at Antolini School. In addition to being the lead moderator for the local Freecycle group (which I started), I am also the Group Outreach and Assistance Volunteer for Freecycle.org, monitoring all Freecycle groups in the Northeast, New York and Canada (except for Quebec). I am a Moderator at the polls and a Justice of the Peace. I believe strongly in a good school system that teaches our children to be self-sufficient and model citizens. With the great education our children receive in our schools, there is nothing out of reach for them. I will continue to work towards having a fiscally responsible budget while providing our children with the best teachers, schools, and education.

Frank Rodenberg

Frank Rodenberg

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I have lived in New Hartford and taught social studies at Northwestern Regional 7 High School since 1994. After serving in the U.S.Air Force for 6 years out of high school, I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education at the University of Illinois and a Master’s Degree in History at Trinity College. I am married to Debbie and our two children went to New Hartford elementary schools. As a parent and high school teacher, I know that elementary schools are the foundation of a child’s education and they also are cornerstones of towns. I want to support the New Hartford schools in their strong history of providing a high quality education and nurturing environment for children.

Tim Russell

Tim Russell

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My wife Brittany and I have four young children; two of which are currently enrolled in the New Hartford school system. I grew up in Harwinton, CT and received a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven. I currently serve as a police sergeant for the town of Simsbury. I have chosen to serve on the Board of Education so I can be a better advocate for our community. I value a strong education for our children as well as having a strong commitment for school safety and ensuring parental rights for our children. I will always put our children first and I am honored to serve on the Board of Education.

Deirdre Tindall

Deirdre Tindall

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Deirdre Tindall grew up in a home with an entrepreneurial spirit that has followed her to this day. Deirdre is one of 12 children and was born and raised in Colorado. She attended Fairfield University on a Division 1 scholarship to play tennis. She is the owner of Tind-All Creative Marketing, a full-service digital Marketing Agency as well as Your Wellness Circle LLC. Giving back to the community by working in non-profits led to her passion for causes like Veteran advocacy, suicide prevention and issues facing women and children. Being involved locally in her community is very important to her which is why she has decided to run for the Board Of Education in New Hartford, Connecticut. Deirdre lives in New Hartford with her son, Quinn, her partner Jason and his two daughters Kailey and Sara, and their rescue dog, Joey. Some of Deirdre’s activities and honors include: Board Member, Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries Board Member, Carry My Brother Board Member of the New Hartford Business Council Member of the New Hartford Women's Council 2003 winner of 40 Under 40 Mentor to several young women professionals Chair, East Hartford Ambassador Program, CT River Valley Chamber Northwest CT Chamber Leads Group 3 organizer and leader

Kristin Young

Kristin Young

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Kristin Young moved to New Hartford in 2020 to be closer to family and for the great school system. She and her husband have 2 young children and they look forward to enrolling them in the New Hartford Public Schools. While working in marketing for tech companies, Kristin executes data-informed strategies on large-scale projects. Kristin also completed a year of service with AmeriCorps as a fourth grade teacher in a public school in Washington DC. Kristin believes that smart investing in our public school system is one of the best investments our town can make. She wants to serve on the New Hartford BOE to ensure that teachers are supported and also to encourage parent engagement with the goal of a thriving academic environment for New Hartford students.