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Newington Board of Education


The Board of Education controls Newington's public schools. It is in charge of the education and interests of the children of Newington. It's members work as a collective unit to serve the needs of Newington's students and their families. 

Our Candidates

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Kelly DeHaas

Kelly was raised in Newington and returned before starting her family. She and her husband wanted to be close to their families and know they had access to a great school system.

 Kelly holds a CTFA designation and works as a Trust Administrator at an area law firm assisting individuals and families put their retirement and estate plans into action.

The education of Newington’s youth is critical to their long term success. Ensuring that parents are informed and involved is important and, being a parent herself, Kelly feels strongly about being active and having a voice. Electing her to the Board of Education will provide her the opportunity to represent the opinions and/or concerns she and other parents are expressing.

When Kelly isn’t at work she is reading, at the beach, boating, or bike riding with her family.


Tony Miele

Tony is running for Newington Board of Education. 


Anastasia Yopp

Anastasia is running for Newington Board of Education. 


Brittany Carr

In March of 2022, Brittany moved to Newington and purchased a house in a beloved section of town.


When Brittany is not working as a paralegal and director of marketing for a law office, she spends her time traveling and renovating her new home.


Brittany is the first in her family to graduate from college. She attended UCONN where she obtained a bachelor's degree in political science with a minor in anthropology.


While studying at UCONN, she served as the treasurer of the UConn Irish Step Dancing Team. She was also a writer for an international collegiate blog and served on the Model United Nations International Court of Justice.


Brittany has volunteered at Stony Brook's Cancer Center, Danbury Hospital's Physical Therapy Center and Maritime Aquarium. She also is a certified global educator for Know Your Lemons, a foundation that serves to help improve early detection of breast cancer.

Although this is Brittany’s first time running for BOE,  she understands the importance of children having a solid educational foundation and will bring an unbiased view to the table.

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Tim Newton

Tim has been a resident of Newington since 1988. After serving on the United States Air Force, he became an officer for the Glastonbury Police Department.


Almost two years after that, he decided to work in the private security sector, taking a position with Sheraton Hartford ITT Hotels.


After holding management positions for 15 years, he ended up taking a position at the Department of Corrections. He retired as a Captain.

Tim holds a Bachelors in Criminology from CCSU and worked previously as an on-call substitute system for the Newington Public Schools. He's passionate about the community and knows what it takes to speak up!

Our Goals


Ensure student safety and security through infrastructure improvements.


Maintain responsible and transparent spending.


Support curriculum for improved student performance. 


Maintain and improve facilities. 


Protect the rights of parents and children in education.

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