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Best Committee

After 30+ years in partnership with the Stratford Chamber of Commerce, Businesses and individuals have the opportunity to fund specific classroom level projects and activities created by Stratford educators.

This Program is designed to promote exemplary performance by teachers through support of their classroom efforts. The grants encourage the development of programs that enrich the education of Stratford’s children, and make possible special innovative and outstanding projects which otherwise would not be funded.

You will have an opportunity to personally present your Mini-Grant to recipient(s) at one of the BEST Committee’s monthly meetings! You may choose the Curriculum area for your grant, or we can help you!

Suggested Mini-Grant Curriculum areas that have benefited from Mini-Grants in the past and continue to be needed are: Science, Math, Character Education, Career Development, Social Studies, Reading, Writing, Technology, Early Childhood Literacy, Family Learning, The Arts, Community Service, and Financial Literacy.

Best Committee Roster

CHAIR: Robert David

Regional Manager, Crown Castle Fiber


TREASURER: Robert Chaloux

Knowledge Sharing Consultant

Retired: Finance, Risk Management, Acquisitions, Compliance - General Electric

2010-2015 Vice-Chair, Stratford Board of Education


Member: Dr. Linda Gejda

Assistant Superintendent, Stratford Public Schools


Member: Margaret Gough

HR Generalist

Ashcroft, Inc.


Member: Matt Kelly

Customer Solutions Specialist

The Milford Bank


Member: Ryan G. Kelly, CLCS

Merit Insurance Inc.


Member: Dr. Uyi E. Osunde

Superintendent, Stratford Public Schools


School Liason Member: Samantha Rosenberg

Prek-6th District STEM Coordinator, Stratford Public Schools