Board of Education

Cindy Mancini
Cindy Mancini – 14 yr Incumbent
  • Controller, MDPI Inc.
  • Ernst & Young LLP, Former Assistant Director of Finance & Former Audit Manager
  • Ernst & Young LLP, Former Audit Manager
  •, Former Chief Financial Officer
  •, Former Controller
  • Chairman of the Board of Education
  • Chair Finance Committee 12 years, Board of Education
  • Citizens Against Substance Abuse (CASA) Founding Member and Treasurer
  • BS Accounting, Post College
  • Room Mom, Wolcott Public Schools
  • Reading Is Everybody’s Business, former member
  • Program & Operations/Facilities, Board of Education Committee Member
  • Member of West Region DDS Regional Action Council
Roberta Leonard
Roberta Leonard  10 yr Incumbent
  • Current Secretary, Board of Education
  • Facilities Committee member, Board of Education
  • Chair of Programs & Operations Committee, Board of Education
  • Current Governing Board member for ACES representing Wolcott
  • Lifelong Wolcott resident
  • 35 year teacher, Wolcott Schools
  • 1 daughter Jennie, WHS and Uhart Graduate
  • MS Reading, SCSU
  • BS, Early Childhood Education. SCSU
  • Wolcott Town Council, 10 years
  • Wolcott Historical Society member
  • Former Member Board of Assessment Appeals
  • Former Member Inlands, Wetlands Commission
  • Former Library Board member
Kelly Fitzgerald Mazza

Kelly Fitzgerald Mazza 

  • Four years on the Board of Education
  • Executive Director Specialist-LCB Senior Living
  • Strong Operations, Human Resources, & Management experience with 20 years experience in senior living
  • Veteran, Army National Guard-Combat Medic
  • Master of Arts in Teaching & Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
  • SHRM-CP & Professional Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Licensed Nursing Home Administrator
  • Current Personnel Committee Chair, Board of Education
  • Current Program & Operations Committee Member, Board of Education
  • Current Facilities Naming Committee Member, Board of Education
  • Current Gridiron Member, Gridiron Club, Wolcott High School
  • Former PTO member and officer, Alcott School and current PTO member, Tyrrell Middle School
  • 36 year Wolcott Resident
  • Married to Nicholas with two children, Ethan age 17 (Wolcott H.S.), and Emersyn age 12 (Tyrrell M.S.)
Chris Charette

Chris Charette 

  • Alarm/Low Voltage Technician 4 years 
  • Mortgage Account Officer 1.5 years 
  • Wolcott Police Officer 18 years 
  • Police Field Training Officer 
  • Local 332 Union executive board member for 16 years 
  • Current President Wolcott Police Union Local 332 
  • Police Union contract negotiations committee member for past 16 years -Police Association of Ct. (PAC) local Vice President
  • 2 children who attend Wolcott Schools and are the 4th generation in town
  • 42 year Wolcott Resident 
  • 4 years on the Wolcott BOE (Board of Education) 
  • Currently on the BOE negotiations committee and the Chairman of the BOE facilities committee
Dave Therrien

David L. Therrien 

  • Southington High School Graduate (1975)
  • AA, General Studies – St. Leo College (1979)
  • BA, Psychology – St. Leo College (1980)
    Cert. Cryptologic Operations – National Cryptologic School (1987)
  • JD, Law – Univ of Baltimore, School of Law (1996)
    US Marine Corps (Dec 1975 – Sep 1980, Enlisted) 
    US Navy (Oct 1980 – Mar 1992, Officer) Retired Disabled
  • Personal Awards – USMC Good Conduct Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal 
  • Law Enforcement/Hardened Facility Security Experience –Military Chief of Police (1982), Undercover Drug Interdiction Operations (1985-1986), United States Marshal Service (1996)
  • Educator Experience – Taught for Central Texas Community College (1983), Military Courses (1976-1985), Internet Technology Courses (2006-2009) Business Development Courses and Business Development Coaching (2005-2019)
  • Technologies, Experience in – Communications Intercept Operations – U.S. Military (1975-1987), Chief Technology Officer – Keller Williams Realty, Inc. (2006-2009), Website Design/Network Construction – CEO Mojo Web Sollutions, LLC (2005-2015)
  • Business/Entrepreneur – Licensed Real Estate Salesperson – over $100 Million Sales Agent, Founder/CEO of  MOJO Web Solutions, LLC (2005-2015 Website Company), Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland (2004-2019 Real Estate Agent Brokerage), Valhalla Firearms, LLC (2015-2019 FFL, Gunsmith)
  • Financial Experience – Contracting Officer Technical Representative (1987-1992 US Navy, $50 Million Procurement Budget), eHomes One, LLC (2004-2019 CEO of $2 Million Company Budget).
Nikoleta Kollchaku

Nikoleta Kollchaku

My name is Nikoleta Kollchaku.  I am originally from Korca Albania.  I immigrated to the US in 1996.  In Albania, I earned a bachelor’s degree in both Physics and Mathematics.  I became a Math and Physics teacher at a local school in a small town called Gramsh.  There, I taught for 15 years before coming to the US.   I continued my education by earning my master’s degree and 6th Year.   I started at Crosby High School in 1999 and have been there since.  I also teach at Naugatuck Valley Community College.  I am hoping that the challenges I have faced and the experiences that I have learned from will make me a great candidate to become a member of the Wolcott Board of Education.