We have added three accomplished community members to our Board of Directors. They are Nuchette Black-Burke, Aimee Dion Crisanti, and Mary Kay Ravenola.
Nuchette Black-Burke is a lifelong resident of Windsor, a graduate of the public schools, and a wife and mother of two young boys. Elected to the Windsor Board of Education in 2015, Nuchette chairs the curriculum and technology committees, and she sits on the Capital Region Education Council (CREC). Nuchette is employed by the Hartford Partnership for Student Success as the Hartford Community Schools Coordinator.
Nuchette is also a credentialed minister at Rehoboth Church of God in Bloomfield, CT, and she serves as the Youth and Discipleship Director and the coordinator for the Angel Tree Project that serves children of incarcerated families. She is a member of the Project Resiliency advisory board in Hartford, CT, and a member of the Hartford Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and of the National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE). Nuchette graduated from Western Connecticut State University and received her masters of education from the University of Hartford.
Aimee Dion Crisanti and her husband have called Windsor home since 1990, raising two sons that attended and graduated from Windsor Public Schools. During their school years, she served as president of both Clover Street School PTA and Windsor High School PTSA. Professionally, Aimee has worked at LEGO Systems, Inc. since 1993 and is currently Director of Project Excellence. She holds a BS in management engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and an MS in operations management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Aimee serves as secretary for the Foundation.
Mary Kay Ravenola has served as Principal of John F. Kennedy School in Windsor since 2012. Previously, she was an educator in Holyoke and East Longmeadow, MA and Windsor Locks, where she currently lives with her husband. Mary Kay was an active parent in Suffield public schools, where her children attended, as well as other non-profits in town. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Elms College, a masters in reading from Westfield State College, and a sixth year degree in educational leadership from Central Connecticut State University.
Windsor Education Foundation president Heidi Sirota said, “It is an honor to attract and a privilege to welcome such accomplished individuals to our board. Nuchette, Aimee, and Mary Kay’s skills, life experiences and relationships will serve the Foundation and community well in giving local teachers the resources they need to spark the interests of their students.” Heidi added, “Our board is always looking for new energy. Seats are open to motivated candidates who want help the cause.”