Milford Democratic Candidates for

Board of Education

Ann Grosso Arnold

Candidate for: 1st District, Board of Education

Ann Grosso ArnoldAnn Grosso Arnold has lived in Milford for nearly 30 years. She graduated from Stratford High School, earned an engineering degree from Virginia Tech, and served in numerous PTAs while her children attended Milford Public Schools.

  • Member, Christ of the Redeemer Roman Catholic Church
  • Longstanding writer for the Mathewson and Harborside school newsletters
  • Former Member, Jonathan Law Athletic Association and Post Prom Committee
  • Former member, Milford Lions Club

Ann and her husband, Ray Arnold, have two children that have recently graduated from Jonathan Law High School (2011 and 2014) and are now in college.

Patrick W. Pacelli

Candidate for: 1st District, Board of Education

Patrick W. PacelliPat is a volunteer and advocate for students with special needs. He is seeking the honor of your vote this upcoming election and hopes to serve the interests of the 1st District on the Board of Education.

  • 20 years of work experience in expedited freight, LTL, warehousing and logistics
  • Salve Regina University, B.S. Business Management
  • V.P. Operations, Pace Motor Lines
  • Volunteer for special needs children groups

Pat is married to his wife, Lisa and enjoy two wonderful boys, Dominic and Dante.

Sue Glennon

Candidate for: 2nd District, Board of Education

Sue GlennonSue wants to continue the important work of ensuring we have a strong school system that meets the needs of every student. She believes we should prepare each student for full and active participation in our society, while assuring our tax dollars are being well spent.

  • Milford Board of Education 2011-2015. Majority Leader, 2011-2013. Chairwoman, 2013-2015
  • PTA member since 1992
  • CT PTA Board of Directors, 2004-2011, Elaine Boulay Award (2006)
  • Business Owner and Licensed Early Childhood Professional for over 20 years
  • PTA Council Honorary Life Achievement, 2010

Susan has three children, all educated in Milford Public Schools.

“I am proud of our schools and believe every student is capable of success. We have a responsibility to offer students rigorous and diverse opportunities, in a climate of high expectations, to help each and every child reach their full potential.”

Jennifer Federico

Candidate for: 2nd District, Board of Education

Jennifer FedericoAs a mother of two children in the Milford Public Schools, Jen is committed to ensuring our schools offer the best education possible for all students. Jen believes in clarity and transparency in government. She has more than 20 years of experience in corporate accounting and finance.

  • Current member, Board of Education and Permanent School Facilities Building Committee
  • Former Meadowside PTA Treasurer and Parliamentarian
  • B.S. in Accounting, UCONN 1993
  • MBA, University of New Haven 2013

Jen and her husband Joe have two boys. Their children are both attending Milford Public Schools.

“I believe that education through a well-balanced and equitable public school system is vital to our community. All of Milford’s children should have an equal opportunity to learn, thrive and succeed.”

Bob Satti

Candidate for: 3rd District, Board of Education

Bob SattiBob currently serves on the Board of Education in the 3rd District. He has an accomplished career in law and serves as the Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney. Bob enjoys leading and guiding students in school sports programs and volunteering his time in youth civic organizations.

  • Majority Leader, Milford Board of Education
  • Former Chairman, Milford Ethics Commission
  • Notre Dame University, Suffolk Law School
  • Milford Junior Baseball, Coach
  • Member, Milford Wrestling Club
  • Milford United Soccer Club Coach
  • St Joseph HS Parent’s Assoc. (Co-President)
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout/Leader

Robert and his wife Anita have three children.

Sonia Bannon

Candidate for: 3rd District, Board of Education

Sonia BannonSonia is a resident of Milford and was an elementary school teacher at Orange Avenue School. She looks to bring her experience and work ethic as a teacher to the Board of Education in the 3rd District.

  • 5th Grade Teacher, Orange Avenue School
  • 4th Grade Teacher in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Technology Integrationist in Escazu, Costa Rica for 2 years – PK-12th grade
  • BA University of CT, MAT Sacred Heart University
  • MS in Integrating Technology into the Classroom, Walden University

Sonia and her husband have one young boy.

Earl Whiskeyman Jr.

Candidate for: 4th District, Board of Education

Earl WhiskeymanEarl Whiskeyman is seeking re-election to the Board of Education. Earl is a Vietnam Veteran and has been a resident of Woodmont in Milford since 1979. He believes that when making decisions about education, we need to remember “the student first.”

  • Director of Information Technology, Naugatuck Public Schools
  • Former Instructor and Director, Graduate Program in Software Engineering Fairfield University
  • Volunteer at Milford Hospital, Treasurer of the Milford Hospital Auxiliary
  • Director, Board of Governors for Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES)
  • Vietnam Veteran, active service, 1963 – 1965

Earl and his wife of 46 years, Rita, have five adult children, all of whom attended Milford Public Schools. Earl is also the grandfather of 10.

Jess Gregory

Candidate for: 4th District, Board of Education

Jess GregoryJess Gregory is an experienced educator that started her teaching career in the Milford Public Schools from which she graduated. She values the experience learners have in the classroom, both socially and academically.

  • Published academic author
  • Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, UB and SCSU
  • Science Teacher, 1997 to 2009
  • Ed.D. in Education Leadership – UB, 2007
  • M.S. Environmental Education SCSU, 2003
  • A.B. Classical Studies – Dartmouth College, 1995

Jess is married to Matthew Hunt, a Woodmont Volunteer Fireman and a graduate of Milford Public Schools.

“A successful child is a successful part of our community.”

Claire Casey

Candidate for: 5th District, Board of Education

Claire CaseyClaire is a long time resident of Milford and enjoys serving the city of Milford in various roles. She is a teacher at St. James School and is involved with many outreach activities. Claire is eager to serve the residents of the 5th district for a full term.

  • B.S. Psychology, Sacred Heart University
  • M.A. Education, University of Bridgeport
  • Teacher, St. James School, Stratford, 3rd, 5th and 6th grade students
  • Volunteer, St. Agnes Vacation Bible School
  • Commissioner, Milford Conservation Commission
  • Worked at the Diocese of Bridgeport, 24 years

Claire and her husband of 27 years have lived in Milford since 1988 and they have two children.