BOE Members

Donald Harris

Donald F. Harris, Jr., Chair

Donald Harris has been active in Bloomfield for many years, most recently as the town’s deputy mayor. Mr. Harris is a past principal of Bloomfield high school, vice principal of Carmen Arace middle school and director of athletics. Mr. Harris is also a graduate of Bloomfield high school and earned a bachelor’s degree from Springfield College, and master’s degree and sixth-year administration certificate from the University of Hartford.

Additionally, Mr. Harris is the past president of the Bloomfield chapter of Rotary International, he has served on the board of Directors of the Literacy Volunteers, Graylodge Shelter for Women, Seabury, and the Amistad Center for Art and Culture.

Michael Walters

Michael R. Walters, M.S., M. Ed.- Vice Chair

Michael is a veteran educator, human resource professional and public speaker. He has been a resident of Bloomfield for approximately two decades. Michael is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, Cambridge College and the University of New Haven. He has also been accepted into the doctoral program for education at Northeastern University.

As a seasoned Vice President of Human Resources, Mr. Walters has lectured to business, educational and community groups instilling motivation, communication skills and organizational effectiveness. Additionally, he facilitates lectures on Valuing Differences, Managing Diversity, EEO, Affirmative Action, Organizational Development and Employee Relations.

Mr. Walters has served on numerous community boards such as the Board of Director of the Women’s League Child Development Center; Board of Trustees of Jumoke Academy; American Society for Personnel Administration; American Society for Training and Development and the Board of Directors of the Weekly “Black Perspective” Television Program at Connecticut NBC.

Howard Steven Frydman

Howard Steven Frydman

Howard Steven Frydman has served as General Manager and Executive Director of Bloomfield Access Television for the past 28 years. Mr. Frydman has worked in the field of television, radio and print media for over 35 years and has coordinated many local and statewide public events. Mr. Frydman has also served politically in various elected positions including: Bloomfield Library Board of Director, Selectmen, Registrar of Voters and Justice of the Peace. Howard additionally serves on the Board of Directors for Bloomfield’s Continuing Education and Bloomfield Federation Homes. Howard was a founding member of the Bloomfield Winterfest/Light Up The Town Holiday Event.

His movie, theater and food reviews have been syndicated in several newspapers in Connecticut including: "The Airport News" the official newspaper for Connecticut's Bradley International Airport, The North Central News, CT Business Journal, Bloomfield Messenger and BATV . He is the recipient of the Connecticut "Hometown Hero" Award, Connecticut Jaycee Outstanding Citizen Award and the National Army Citizen Service Award. A Graduate of Central Connecticut State University majoring in Sociology and Bloomfield resident for over 55 years.

Quentin Johnson

Quentin Johnson

Quentin Johnson was elected to the Board of Education in 2014. He and his wife have a daughter and a son and have resided in Bloomfield for seven years. Mr. Johnson is currently a Senior Director of General Liability Performance Analytics for the Business Insurance unit of The Travelers. He is responsible for identifying and implementing opportunities to leverage data for better business decisions. Mr. Johnson received his BA in Economics with a minor in Philosophy from Central Connecticut State University.

He is passionate about education and ensuring students receive the best opportunities for college and career readiness. He hopes to share his analytical strengths and experience to positively influence the the continued success of the Bloomfield educational system. Mr. Johnson also serves on the Assessment Appeals Board for the Town of Bloomfield.

Robert Ike

Robert W. Ike

Robert Ike has served as a Bloomfield Board of Education member for 12 years. Mr. Ike attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He is currently serving as Commissioner of the Bloomfield Housing Authority and Chairman of the Bloomfield Republican Town Committee. Mr. Ike has served on the Bloomfield Town Council and volunteered as part of the Bloomfield Library Board, the Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Committee and as Secretary of the Carmen Arace School Building Committee.

Dolores Bolton

Delores M. Bolton, Secretary

Delores M. Bolton comes to the Board of Education with over 40 years of experience as a professional educator in California and Connecticut. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Davis, her Master of Arts degrees from Pacific Oaks College, and several advance certifications. Her family relocated to Connecticut, where she continued working in the field of education as a teacher, assistant director of special education, assistant principal, and principal at the Carmen Arace Middle School. She also served as principal in West Hartford and CREC, as well as assistant superintendent in Hartford.  

Delores currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Fund for Teachers and a member of ASCD, Magnet Schools of America and NASSP. She is a former member of the Board of Directors for NELMS and Education Committee for the Bushnell Partners Program.

 While Delores recently retired from her career as a principal in 2015, she continues to distinguish herself in education by serving as Adjunct Faculty at UCONN and as an Executive Leadership Coach with Hartford Public Schools. 

 Delores is married to Dr. Keith A. Bolton who is the Senior Pastor at Liberty Christian Center in Hartford, CT and a Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Central Connecticut State University. The Boltons have two adult daughters Kimberlin and Kristina who are currently residing in Atlanta and Philadelphia and were former students in Bloomfield Public Schools.

Patricia Davis

Patricia Davis

Patricia Davis is currently the Legal Assistant to the Director of Legal Affairs for the Connecticut State Department of Correction. She currently serves as the Vice President of the Bloomfield High School PTO and the Vice President of the AFSCME Council 4 NP3 Bargaining Union – Local 318.  She’s also a member of the Alliance for Bloomfield's Children and the Community Awareness Task Force.

Mrs. Patricia Davis is a graduate of Weaver High School in Hartford and attended Oglethorpe University in Atlanta Georgia.  She is a 2015/2016 graduate of the Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) and the Parent SEE (Supporting Educational Excellence) program. She has been a resident of Bloomfield since 1998. Her oldest son graduated from Bloomfield High School in 2011 and her younger son is currently an eleventh grade student.

Mrs. Davis was appointed to fill a two-year term. She hopes to continue her advocacy by helping families identify their role as it relates to their children’s education as well as gain a stronger understanding of the impact of a school system on the local community and economy.

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