Killingworth residents have the unique opportunity this coming Monday to elect a highly qualified person to the Regional School District #17 Board of Education. Jamie Lehane is a 25 year resident of Killingworth and has had three children go through our school system. Jamie has been active in our town on various commissions, committees, and now serves in an elected position.
In reviewing Jamie’s extensive resume, there is so much that relates to children, families, and personnel/budget management. Jamie’s education includes Yale University-School of Medicine, Southern Connecticut State University-study in substance abuse, University of Bridgeport-Master of counseling program, and college-Holy Cross where he received his degree in psychology.
Jamie is currently serving as Regional Director for Clinical and Community Services, CT Department of Children and Families. Previously, he served as Behavioral Health Program Director for the state. He oversaw a budget of approximately 25 million dollars. From the 1980s on Jamie’s professional activities have included numerous Director and Administrative positions centered on children, counseling, mental health, and drug abuse.
Jamie’s long record of achievements in Connecticut gives a good indication of the kind of a board member he might be. He would bring a special knowledge and experience to the board. However, I am even more impressed with his personal traits. Jamie is a good communicator. He listens well. He respects others. We, as a town, are fortunate to have someone of this caliber willing to assume this responsibility and commitment.
Killingworth (Board of Education member)