PTA volunteer seeks Board of Education seat


Dorene Herron

Dorene Herron, longtime PTA volunteer and community advocate, has announced her candidacy for the Fairfield Board of Education. She is seeking the Republican nomination at the party’s town wide caucus on July 23.

Herron served as the Roger Sherman Elementary School PTA Board of Education Representative for the past two years, as well as its PTA president for the 2010-11 school year.

She has been actively involved in town meetings and school committees for nearly seven years, serving as a community representative to the Board of Education Facilities, Technology and Long Term Planning subcommittee task force on redistricting and as a member of the parent focus group of the draft pre-kindergarten through second grade math curriculum.

Herron holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Loyola University in Maryland and a master’s degree in social relations from Lehigh University. She formerly worked as a research executive for both Millward Brown in Fairfield, a leading global research agency, and its parent company WPP in New York.

Herron is a parishioner of St. Thomas Aquinas Church and a member of the Gaelic-American Club. She has been a long-time volunteer for the Girl Scouts of Connecticut, working as a leader for two separate troops, and she is currently a team manager for Fairfield United Soccer.

Herron and her husband, Liam, moved to Fairfield in 2002 and have three children. Their daughter, Madeline, attends Roger Ludlowe Middle School. Their daughter, Laura, and son, Nolan, attend Roger Sherman Elementary School.

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