Dionna Carlson, Board of Education

Board of Education Experience

•    Chair, 2015-present

•    Secretary, 2013-2015

•    Resource Committee, 2013–present; Chair (2013-2015)

•    Governance Committee, 2015 – present

Additional Committees:  Superintendent Selection Committee, Teacher Contract Negotiations, Director of Finance and Operations Interview Committee, Wellness Committee, Special Education Administrator Interview Committee

Community Involvement

21 year resident of New Canaan

•    NCHS Scholarship Committee

•    NCHS Career Night Committee

•    Chi Omega House Corporation Board-Sacred Heart University, Treasurer

•    Republican Town Committee, Assistant Secretary

•    Congregational Church of New Canaan – Prayer Shawl Ministry, Children’s and Family Ministries Committee, Sunday School Teacher

•    United Way of New Canaan, Board Member

•    West School PTC, Board Member

•    Saxe Middle School PTC, BOE Representative

•    National Charity League, Grade Level Advisor and VFW Liaison

•    Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Gala Co-Chair and Golf Fundraising Committee

Education and Career

•    University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign, B.S., Finance

•    Financial Management Program (FMP), GE Capital

•    Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

•    GE Capital – Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Lending, Small Business Lending

•    Muzinich & Company – Assistant Portfolio Manager and High Yield Securities Analyst


•    Married to David for 21 years

•    Three Children:

    Lauren (18) – 2017 NCHS Graduate

    Grant (17) – NCHS rising Senior

    Natalie (29) –PhD Student


To work with the community and BOE to provide continued academic excellence in a fiscally responsible manner utilizing my financial and leadership experience.