Ms. Richardson has been a resident of New Canaan for over 35 years (1983-present, except for 4 years in Atlanta/Boston).  She is married to Tom Richardson and has 4 children – 3 graduates of New Canaan High School and a rising Junior at New Canaan High School. 

Jennifer is currently serving her second term, 4 year term as a Republican on the BOE. She has served 5+ years as Board Secretary, been a member of the Communication Committee for 7+ years, and was a member of the board that supported and hired Superintendent Dr. Bryan Luizzi as well as a member of the high school principal search committee that supported Mr. Bill Egan.  Most recently, she served on the COVID Reopen Committee.

Ms. Richardson is an active volunteer in our community. She was the Saxe Middle School PTC President for 2 terms (2011-2013) and has been an active member of our high school PFA with positions including Post Prom Co-Chair (2x), New to New Canaan High School Co-Chair (2x), and New Canaan Scholarship Foundation Color Run Co-Chair (2x). Additionally, she is an active volunteer for her church, Food Rescue US and is a Grade Level advisor for the National Charity League (NCL).

Jennifer is a graduate of New Canaan High School and Lehigh University where she received a BA degree in International Business and Economics. She initially worked in the advertising industry at BBDO (Atlanta) and Wells, Rich, Greene (NYC) and later switched into Advertising Sales at Hearst, Gruner and Jahr, and Greenwich Magazine. She is currently a full time mom and active volunteer.<