The new trustees include:
Kevin Constantine (Cheshire) is a Manager at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP and is the new Assistant Treasurer of the board. Prior to his current post, he worked at CohnReznick LLP and Nexia Edwards Marshall; he has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting from UConn.
Mike Goss (Glastonbury) is a Managing Partner at Fiducient Advisors, where he has been a member of the senior leadership for nearly two decades. He returns to Watkinson after a brief hiatus for a second term on the board, where his leadership and philanthropy were influential in making our Freshly Squeezed speaker series possible for ten years.
Kristin Herzog (North Granby) is Group General Counsel, Legan Shared Services at Travelers. She joined Travelers in 2004 and has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility. Kristin is a current Watkinson parent of three students — a senior, sophomore, and eighth grader.
Justice Raheem Mullins (Farmington) graduated from Watkinson School in 1997. He was nominated to the CT Supreme Court on October 4, 2017 by Governor Dannel P. Malloy, and was sworn in on November 1, 2017. He is the youngest person to be nominated to the Supreme Court. Prior to this appointment, Justice Mullins served as a judge of the Appellate Court and as a judge of the Superior Court. Justice Mullins is admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court as well as the Connecticut Bar.
Jon Olear (Ogunquit, ME) retired after 25-years as a Watkinson faculty member; for more than a decade he managed Watkinsons 40-acre campus and all facilities.
Nancy Wheeler (Northampton, MA) is the President of WheelerConnect, a consulting firm she founded in 2019 after more than 15 years as Sr. Vice President and then Interim President and CEO of MetroHartford Alliance.
Board President Wendy Avery (West Hartford) is excited and confident that these professionals will provide enormous support and guidance to Watkinson. She adds, “Watkinson School has always been at the forefront of progressive education and community engagement. The addition of these new members to our Board of Trustees enriches our institution with a wealth of expertise and experience. We are thrilled to welcome them, confident that their diverse backgrounds and accomplishments will contribute meaningfully to Watkinson’s mission and future.”
Watkinson School is Hartford’s oldest co-ed independent day private school for grades 6-12/PG. Watkinson’s mission is to develop in our students the power to shape their lives and the world around them. Our next info session for prospective families is February 23 at 9am.