Board of Education
Janet Kuzma was born and raised in Newtown and a class of 2000 NHS graduate. After moving away for several years, she returned with her family in 2019. Janet is married to Kevin and the devoted mother to 4 children, Lily (12), Kendall (10), Brynn (7), and Braxton (7).
I have lived in Newtown with my husband and two children Ryan(10) and Erin(9) since 2010. Like many families, when we were looking for a place to raise our kids, an excellent school district, and equally great the community was our top criteria, and we loved everything about Newtown then, and still do. Like many parents of younger kids, when I am not working, my free time is spent shuttling my kids between activities and youth sports including, football, baseball, softball, and basketball practice, or on the sidelines proudly (and loudly) cheering them on!
I believe that exemplary public schools are a powerful three way partnership between students, educators, and parents. The Newtown Board of Education sets policy, provides oversight, and maintains legal and fiscal integrity that benefits the entire community. My role, if elected to the board, is to help promote the highest level of excellence for teaching and student learning. I believe in practical vigorous professional development to concert with effective administrative leadership that inspires teachers in the classroom. I also believe that highly motivated teachers ignite highly motivated students to achieve excellence in all subject areas.