Name: Jerry Stevens
Political Party: Democrat
Running For: Board of Education
Education Background: BS in Technology Education from Central Connecticut State University, MA in Counseling from Southern Connecticut State University, 6th Year Degree in Leadership from Southern Connecticut State University
Work Experience: Retired Monroe teacher – 34 years of service
Political Experience: Current elected member of the Monroe Board of Education: presently 6 years of service. Former Member Monroe Economics Development Commission
Family: Married to wife Kathy, a retired special education teacher who worked in Trumbull schools. Have two adult children – both are former Monroe students. One is a school counselor and the other is a teacher.
What is an issue affecting the town that you care about most and want to make a priority? How will it guide your decision making?
Stevens: The Pandemic has had a significant impact on our town’s educational system, affecting students, staff and our community. The Monroe Board of Education must continue to offer our students the best education possible in the safest environment we can provide.
I feel, now more than ever, we need to offer social, emotional, learning support and guidance to our students and staff, in a fiscally responsible manner.