Thursday, October 29, 2009

Candidate Profile: Board of Education - Stacey Barka

Stacey Barka (R) Candidate for Board of Education


Resident of Middletown for 3.5 years.

Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.

Business Analyst by occupation

A Licensed Massage Therapist and member of American Massage Therapist Association (AMTA).

Currently a member of the North End Action Team Advisory Board member.

Active member in N.E.A.T. community programs such as Erin St. Community Garden, NEAT Hiking club, Youth Committee, Block by Block Committee, quilting club.

Member of the International Institute of Business Analyst (IIBA) – Hartford chapter.

Married to Njie Barka.


Working within the community to foster and build stronger community relations.

Working with NEAT to identify ways in which the community can get involved and advocate for the needs of the community.

Qualifications for the position

Open mindedness and willing to have dialogue on issues impacting the school district.

Independent thinker

Reasons for running

Goal as a member of the Board of Education is to promote increased partnership with the schools, parents and community to enhance the student’s overall educational experience by building a solid foundation for learning and living in a very diverse community.

Support and enable student to succeed to their highest potential in an every changing and challenging global environment.


Build better relationships with the teachers in the district and supporting them in the challenges they face in their efforts to increase the students’ academic performance.

Budget transparency and the ability to know exactly where and how funds are spent.

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