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Meet The Candidate: Irene Matulis For Board of Education

Incumbent is one of two candidates up for three vacancies.

NAME:  Irene Matulis

POLITICAL PARTY:  Democrat, but BOE candidates runs unaffiliated

AGE: 52

FAMILY: Husband, Jim Matulis, Daughter, Laurelin Matulis, recent graduate from UConn, Daughter, Sarah Matulis, completing senior year at Catawba College, Salisbury, NC

EDUCATION: BS in Computer Science from Central Connecticut State University

OCCUPATION: Information Technology Analyst with the State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development, 27 years.

PAST OFFICES HELD: Board of Education, Secretary

CIVIC AFFILIATIONS:  Junior Women's Club of Berlin (25 years), Upbeat Community Team (8 years)

PERSONAL STATEMENT: In the three years that I’ve been on the Board of Education much has been accomplished, but keeping in mind the concept of “continuous improvement” the job will never be done. It is my hope that in the next few years by hiring intelligent, creative, energetic teachers, providing proper professional development and additional improvements to our facilities, we will better enable our students to be successful once they leave our district, whether they continue their education or enter the work world. A responsible board can accomplish these goals and by being resourceful this can be accomplished in a fiscally responsible way.

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