“As the Chairman of the Board of Education and previously as Chairman of the Town Council, I am very proud of our outstanding school system. Our students excel in every aspect of their education, our teachers and administrators are recognized for their innovative techniques and we are successfully transitioning to the best 21st century learning environment.

“I will continue to provide inclusive leadership and collaborative decision making while encouraging community input and always putting student learning first. By working together we can meet the challenges of the future, support excellence in education, improve our community and always consider the importance of every tax dollar.”

Community Service

  • Chairman, Board of Education, 2011-present
  • Town Council – Member 2001- 2011, Chairman 2003- 2011
  • Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, Area Director
  • Glastonbury Education Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Purple Heart Homes, Local Project Coordinator
  • Glastonbury Parent Teacher School Organization (PTSO), Board of Education Representative
  • Capital Region Council of Governments, Secretary and Executive Committee
  • Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce
  • Town Center Initiative, Board of Directors
  • Glastonbury Public Schools Strategic Planning Committee
  • Friends of Glastonbury Football
  • State Police Commission, Appointed by Governor M. Jodi Rell
  • Buttonball Lane School PTO, President and Vice President
  • Town Council Liaison to the Commission on Aging and GLAD
  • Glastonbury High School and Smith Middle School Parent Volunteer 
  • Glastonbury Town Clock Committee

Education

  • B.S., Cornell University

Recognition

  • Connecticut Association of Boards of Education Leadership Award
  • PTSO Red Apple Award
  • Connecticut Association of School Principals Volunteer Award
  • Glastonbury Republican of the Year

Personal

  • Married to Allen, with children Alison, Danielle and Nicholas
  • Glastonbury resident since 1993

If you would like to contact me, I can be reached by telephone at (860) 558-4849 or by E-mail at susankarp84@gmail.com.  I look forward to hearing from you.