Board of Ed Chair Katrina Parkhill To Fill Two Years Remaining on Open Seat [UPDATED]

Board of Education Chair Katrina Parkhill will fill the final two years of an open seat on the elected body, following a special meeting Friday. The school board and Board of Selectmen during a joint meeting voted unanimously in favor of Parkhill filling the remaining portion of Carl Gardiner’s term, through Nov. 15, 2023. Gardiner resigned from the Board of Ed effective Oct. 1 due to a move out-of-state.

Election 2021 Republican Caucus: Board of Education Candidate Katrina Parkhill

New Canaan resident Katrina Parkhill is seeking the endorsement of the Republican Party for re-election to the Board of Education. We put some questions to the incumbent about her candidacy. Our exchange follows. New Canaanite: Tell us about yourself—how long have you lived in New Canaan, what have you been involved with here in town and what led you to your decision to seek re-election? Katrina Parkhill: I have lived in New Canaan for 15 years with my husband and three children who will enter 7th, 10th, and 11th grades this fall.

‘Her Legacy Will Continue To Inspire’: Board of Ed Honors the Late Hazel Hobbs

The Board of Education on Monday honored Hazel Hobbs, a longtime New Canaan resident and educator who passed away June 20. Hobbs was a “dedicated, loyal and longtime volunteer at the New Canaan Public Schools, and a cherished member of this board,” Chair Katrina Parkhill said during the elected body’s regular meeting, held in the Wagner Room at New Canaan High School. “She served on this Board of Education for multiple terms, including three years as chair. When she retired only a few years ago, we joined together to honor her for her exceptional contributions to our schools and our community over the years. Hazel was a devoted and passionate member of our community, and a leader in education serving both our community and many others around us.