BOE Members


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 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.

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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.

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Quentin Johnson

Quentin Johnson was elected to the Board of Education in 2014. He and his wife have a three year old daughter and have resided in Bloomfield for six 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 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.

Delores M. Bolton, Secretary


Patricia Davis


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