Deborra Zukowski
4 Cornfield Ridge Rd
Newtown, CT

Deborra Zukowski

Office:Board of Education


As a member of the Board of Education, I promise to work diligently to ensure that the Newtown Public Schools continue to provide a quality education to our students and that our teachers and staff have a working environment that promotes exceptional teaching and student services. During the next few years, our budgets will likely be challenged and we will be forced to make hard decisions. My priorities will be education within the classroom and the overall health and safety of both students and staff.


Personal Facts:
  • Newtown Civic Participation:

o   Charter Revision Communications and Education Committee

o   2016 Charter Revision Commission

o   Fairfield Hills Master Plan Amendment Workgroup

o   Tech Lead for the Newtown Volunteer Task Force Sandy Hook Recovery Effort

o   Fairfield Hills Master Plan Review Committee

o   Board of Education Start Time Committee  (circa 2005)

o   Newtown High School GPA Restructuring Committee

o   Newtown High School Air Quality volunteer

  • Over 30 years of experience in Computing and Information Systems, including my website, Pitney Bowes R&D, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, and Digital Equipment Corp Eastern Research Lab

o   Electrical Engineering degree from MIT

  •  Extensive experience working with the schools as a parent

o   Project volunteer in the schools, including mentoring students on software applications and inventions

o   Daughter with a 504 (health accommodations)

  • Highly regarded member of many diverse teams, both professionally and as a community volunteer
  • Family members in education, trades, and services
  • Workhorse who believes that informing the public is of the utmost importance

  •  Newtown resident since 2002
  • Born and raised in Ticonderoga, NY - a small town in the Adirondacks

  • Married for 34 years to husband Charles
  • Reared two daughters, both of whom graduated from Newtown High School and are now active in STEM careers

  • Hiked to the top of 40 state high points